Hurley ditches ring

Liz Hurley

Liz Hurley has stepped out without her engagement ring.

The Bedazzled actress and her Australian cricket star fiancĂ© Shane Warne have roused speculation they are going through a rough patch due to their unusual Twitter behavior. The couple are renowned for writing regular posts about one another but haven’t mentioned each other at all in recent weeks – even though Shane recently celebrated his birthday.

Now Liz has ventured out in public without her jewelry and Shane’s relationship with his ex-wife Simone has also been called into question.

“Liz found out he had been over at Simone’s house a lot. She seemed to get the idea that something more than friendship was going on,” a source revealed to British newspaper The Sun.

The sportsman and his former flame, who have three children together, have reportedly been spending more time together recently. They divorced in 2005 after Shane allegedly cheated with a 25-year-old student.

“Friends always thought that Liz would be a flash in the pan and that Shane would go back to Simone and the kids eventually. In the past few months they’ve grown close again,” the insider added.

“Despite everything, he’s always been welcome to stay at the family home in Melbourne whenever he likes. It is felt now the kids are getting older, they need their dad around. Liz couldn’t ever handle Shane and Simone still being best friends.”

The former couple and their kids spent Shane’s 44th birthday together earlier this month, which Liz was allegedly meant to be flying out to Australia to join him for. Instead, the British star remained in the UK.

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