Elizabeth Hurley's Rumored Boyfriend Leaves His Wife
Shane Warne admits they 'split up a while ago'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2010 10:56 AM CST
Australian cricketer Shane Warne leaves London's Heathrow Airport, Friday Dec. 10, 2010, on a flight bound for Australia, via Abu Dhabi.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Shane Warne, the Australian cricketer rumored to be having an affair with Elizabeth Hurley, responded to a British tabloid's report of their romance in the same way Hurley did yesterday. "Hey guys been a long day," he tweeted. "I have posted a short factually correct paragraph to clarify situation on my website." There, he revealed that he and wife Simone "split up a while ago," and that only "close friends and family were informed at that time."

Warne, who the Daily Mail calls a "notorious philanderer," and Simone actually divorced in 2007 after a series of affairs, but reunited last year and were living together with their children. Hurley and Warne met in July and have been flirtily tweeting since: Hurley has called Warne "Angel" and her "favorite Australian." They allegedly spent two nights in a hotel together this week. Click for Hurley's announcement of her split from her hubby.