Shane Warne Confirms Engagement To Model Elizabeth Hurley

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PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley have become engaged.

The 42-year-old former Australian Test cricketer proposed to actress and model Hurley on Friday evening at St Andrews in Scotland, where he was taking part in the Alfred Dunhill Links golf championship.

Organisers of the tournament said in a statement that Warne proposed to Hurley before celebrating with guests and VIPs in St Andrews' Old Course Hotel.

Earlier in the day, Hurley, 46, had watched the divorced former spin bowler play in the second round of the championship, where he partnered Australian professional Peter O'Malley.

Hurley tweeted on her Twitter page: "Thanks for all your congratulations."

She added a picture of herself and Warne about to go to dinner in St Andrews.

Her four-year marriage to businessman Arun Nayar ended in divorce at the High Court in London in June.

They had married in a civil ceremony at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, in 2007 and held a blessing and party at the castle the following night. They then had traditional Indian wedding celebrations at the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur.

In December last year, Hurley announced on her Twitter page that she and her husband had separated several months earlier.

Hurley became known as a girlfriend of actor Hugh Grant in the 1990s and attracted attention in 1994 when she wore a Versace dress held together with giant safety pins.

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