AUSSIE cricket legend Shane Warne has admitted that he “still cares” about ex Elizabeth Hurley and is “sad” about the split.
Warne dated the English actress for three years between 2010 and 2013 – with the pair even getting engaged in late 2011.
But the wedding was called off in 2013 when the pair broke up.
On the new six-part Fox Australia series, “A Week with Warnie”, the 50-year-old has opened up on his feelings for Hurley – and the frenzy that surrounded their relationship.
He admitted: “[I’m] quite sad it’s over because I still care about her deeply and she’s a wonderful person.”
Having both come out of previous marriages, the pair got together in late 2010 after meeting at the races, but weren’t quite ready for the stir that it would cause.
Warne continued: “I suppose it was the sporting world meeting her world… It was one of those things where we just collided.
“When she first came to Australia we had been seeing each other for about six months or so, so I didn’t introduce her to my children until it was real and I believed it had a future – it wasn’t just a bit of fun.
“So six months down the track she finally comes to meet the children in Australia and it was an absolute circus.
“I mean, the next door neighbour’s kids were selling cordial for a buck out the front!”
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Warne was previously married to Simone Callahan, with whom he has three kids.
While Hurley, 54, famously dated Hugh Grant in the 1990s, before going on to marry Arun Nayar.
The Austin Powers star has one son, Damian, fathered by American businessman Steve Bing.