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Shane Warne posts an adorable tribute to his ex-wife Elizabeth Hurley

Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley are still great friends despite their breakup and don't mind complimenting each other or even trolling the other for that matter.
Shane Warne (Source:Getty Images)
Shane Warne (Source:Getty Images)

There’s no denying that Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley truly gave us couple goals until their surprising split in December 2013. But maybe their spark isn’t completely out just as yet. The former Australian cricketer posted a public tribute to his ex-fiance wishing her for 53rd birthday last week.

Last Sunday, Warne shared an adorable picture of the former couple from the google old days on Instagram. The caption said: 'Happy birthday to my ex-fiance & yes- still a very close & dear friend @elizabethhurley1'. He finished off the caption with a heart and kissing lips.

This heart-warming post was enough for fans to start shipping the couple once again. One fan took to social media to say, “You two make such a cool couple. Both family orientated and fun. Get back together.” They both claim to be single at the moment, so maybe there’s still room for some hope.

The pair started dating shortly after Hurley and her husband Arun Nayar split in 2010. Shortly after, Warne popped the question to the actress in September 2011. He proposed to her with a stunning sapphire and diamond ring over dinner at the Road Hole Restaurant in St Andrews in front of a room filled with VIP guests, sources told Daily Mail.

The source said: “Shane proposed over dinner and it was fairly public, not a private affair. It was a VIP crowd in there this evening. It was residents only, including Dunhill past players.

“He didn’t get down on one knee, but when it was announced the other guests in the restaurant stood up and applauded. Everyone there was absolutely delighted,” the insider revealed. Hurley apparently had absolutely no idea that her then beau was going to pop the question reported Daily Mail. It sure seems like Warne had it all planned out and was rather good at keeping it a secret.

Unfortunately, distance got in the way of the romance, and after struggling to make things work for two years the two broke up.

The actress had then said: "Love isn't a switch that you can turn on or off at will and of course I still love him – we are part of each other's history."

In fact, just like Warne shared his love for her on Instagram. The Bedazzled star too hasn't been shy of commenting on the former cricketer' looks on Instagram. Last year Warne uploaded a picture of himself, saying that "the beard is coming along well," prompting a flurry of replies. One of them was from Hurley, who couldn't help trolling him as she wrote: "Good God - a beard????"

Warne also opened up to Mirror about up about how they met and why things ended so quickly. He said: "We hit it off straight away. Fell in love, got engaged. We both went, bang. We just got on really well. We giggled, we had a laugh. We got to know each other. You know?" he added.

When asked about why things fizzled out, he talked about how their lives just became different after a while.

He said: “It wasn't just scheduling. When we first met, she was basically not doing anything. She was a farmer. And I had retired from international cricket. But then Elizabeth went back to work, shooting movies and TV series.

"I was playing cricket and poker. She was going to America, doing her breast cancer awareness stuff for Estée Lauder." Warne lives in Melbourne, and that is where he spends most of his time, while Hurley splits her time between her estate in the English countryside and her house in London. 

Hurley is a single mother. She recently faced some backlash after she claimed that her 15-year-old son Damian did a personal bikini photoshoot for her. Damian is the son of Hurley and business tycoon Steve Bing. He's also an actor. 

Damian, 15, is responsible for some of the raunchy snaps she posts on her Instagram page, which has 823,000 followers. Hurley said: “He definitely takes some, but I do have other friends that I can torture for some too.” However, the response on social media was not at all favorable. "I can’t help but feel cringed about this. I don’t think any son should be taking sexy pictures of their mother" said one user reportedly. Another comment on Twitter said, "Imagine if it was a 15-year-old girl taking photographs of her dad? Bit weird."

Last year, Hurley came and said that she is still in touch with Warne. She told The Daily Telegraph in December: “Shane is still a good friend; we were texting each other last night. Damian loves Shane's three kids, so we'll always be connected to each other in one way or another.”

Though they're not together anymore, the pair still gives us goals for staying good friends after a rather tragic break up.