Belfast Telegraph

Liz and Shane reveal pet names

Liz Hurley and fiance Shane Warne have revealed they are planning wedding celebrations in the UK and Australia when they tie the knot next year.

The couple, who acknowledge they are an unlikely match, also reveal their pet names for each other in their first joint interview.

They tell Hello! that former Aussie cricket ace Shane is known as "Big Blond", while model and businesswoman Liz 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," Shane told the magazine.

"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 pair - who posed for the magazine in Sri Lanka in matching white outfits, echoing 42-year-old Shane's cricket gear - said the dual celebrations are to allow their family and friends chance to attend.

"We are very mindful of the fact that our loved ones live at opposite ends of the world," said Shane, whose three children Brooke, 14, Jackson, 12, and Summer, ten, live with his ex-wife in Melbourne.

Mum-of-one Liz, 46, said of her partner: "Despite differences in our backgrounds and careers, we both come from very secure, loving homes and to me that says a lot."

Shane said of their relationship: "I think we just 'get' each other and it feels like we have known one another for ever."


From Belfast Telegraph