Warne and Hurley set to tie the knot in 2 countries
Sydney: Shane Warne and his fiancée Liz Hurley have revealed that they will have two weddings, one in Australia and other in Britain, next year.
The couple also reveal their pet names for each other in their first joint interview.
They told Hello! magazine that Warne is known as “Big Blond”, while model and businesswoman Hurley has acquired the nickname “Luna” - among other things.
“Elizabeth calls me a lot more than just the Big Blond - she has dozens of names for me, all of them too embarrassing to share,” a leading Australian daily quoted Shane as saying.
“I have a handful for her, too, but I usually call her Luna as there was a terrible paparazzi picture of her once looming in to kiss me, which reminded me of the massive mouth at the entrance of Luna Park, the Australian theme park,” the former Australian cricketer added.
The pair - who posed for the magazine in Sri Lanka in matching white outfits, echoing 42-year-old Warne’s cricket gear - said the dual celebrations are to allow their family and friends a chance to attend.
“We are very mindful of the fact that our loved ones live at opposite ends of the world,” said Warne.
Mum-of-one Hurley, 46, said of her partner: “I am extremely happy when I`m with Shane. We are very similar in many ways. Despite differences in our backgrounds and careers, we both come from very secure, loving homes and to me that says a lot.”
Hurley - who was previously married to businessman Arun Nayar - announced her engagement to Warne in October of last year.