Elizabeth Hurley said she felt “the sun went behind a clown” as she broke her silence on the death of her former fiancé, Shane Warne
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Shane Warne described his romance with Elizabeth Hurley as “the happiest time of his life” and admitted he still missed his ex in an emotional interview before his death.
The legendary spin bowler died on Friday at the age of 52 of a suspected heart attack while on a boys’ vacation in Thailand.
Shane spoke poignantly about his life in an interview before his death and shared how much his time with actress and model Liz Hurley meant to him.
The two dated for three years before splitting in 2013 when they called off their engagement.
Speaking to the Mirror, Shane said that despite the heartbreak, he looks back on the good times with great fondness.
“I was more in love with Elizabeth than I realized I could be,” he admitted.
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“I miss the love we had. My years with Elizabeth were the happiest of my life.”
In the same interview, Shane also admitted to feeling jealous when he saw Liz hanging out with her ex, Hugh Grant.
Liz and the Four Weddings and a Funeral actor remained close friends after their split in 2000.
Speaking of his split from Liz, Shane said: “The long periods apart have been too difficult. The more apart you are, the more questions you ask. For example, I got nervous about the time Elizabeth spent with Hugh Grant.
“I still like her. She showed me what a relationship should be,” he added.
Shane has had a number of high-profile romances over the years, most notably his failed engagement to Hurley.
He was first married to childhood sweetheart Simone Callahan, with whom he had three children: Jackson, Summer and Brooke.
Shane and Simone split after ten years, with the athlete admitting to cheating on his wife with multiple women.
In an Amazon Prime documentary, Shane said he “cried on the floor” the day his family left Australia and fled to England to escape the scandal.
But just before Simone and the kids landed, another story about Shane’s infidelity broke in the UK, which they saw splashed across front pages upon arrival.
The couple divorced and briefly reconciled before finally splitting in 2007.
In 2010, Shane was linked to Liz Hurley after meeting the model at the horse races.
The cricketer popped the question in 2011, but the couple sadly split two years later.
Shane admitted on the docu-series A Week with Warnie that he sometimes found the attention on their romance unbearable.
“We tried to keep things as normal as possible, but it got scary,” Shane began.
“We couldn’t go anywhere else because we only had 30-40 people everywhere, photographers, news crews.
“We had seven cars following us and a helicopter overhead following us straight, running red lights and cutting off in front of us,” he continued.
He later said their breakup was due to conflicting schedules, as Liz’s career kept her busy while he focused on his own commitments.
Following news of Shane’s shock death on Friday, Liz took to Instagram to pay tribute to her former fiancé.
“I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever. RIP my beloved lionheart,” she wrote on Instagram.
The star also liked a photo of her with Shane posted by her good friend Elton John.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/shane-warne-called-liz-hurley-26394116 Shane Warne called Liz Hurley the "happiest of my life" in a heartbreaking interview.