Shane Warne, Liz Hurley get engaged: Reports

Liz Hurley (L) and Shane Warne first met at an English race meeting in July 2010, and have since been spotted together regularly Getty Images

London: Oct 2, 2011

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne and British actress Liz Hurley got engaged during a trip to Scotland, reports said on Sunday.

Warne proposed to Hurley after a romantic dinner on Friday at an exclusive hotel in St. Andrews, on Scotland’s east coast, where the sportsman was taking part in a golf tournament.

The spin legend, 42, got down on one knee and popped the question in front of other diners and when Hurley agreed the couple were given a standing ovation, The Mail on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph newspapers reported.

Pictures showed the couple smiling as they walked arm in arm across a golf course on Saturday, with Hurley, 46, wearing a large sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

They were greeted by shouts of congratulations from well-wishers as the pro-am Alfred Dunhill Links Championship got under way, the Mail said.

The couple first met at an English race meeting in July last year and have since been spotted together regularly.

When she met Warne, Hurley was still married to Indian businessman Arun Nayar but the couple divorced in December.

Warne has dramatically lost weight since starting to date Hurley and new pictures of the noticeably slimmer star caused astonishment in Australia when they emerged in August.

His romances have sparked almost as much media attention as his performance in cricket matches and his energetic love life is widely thought to have cost him the Australian captaincy. (AFP)