Actress/model ELIZABETH HURLEY has confirmed she has split from controversial cricket ace SHANE WARNE by ditching her engagement ring and telling fans she is feeling "raw".
The Australian sports legend proposed to the Austin Powers beauty in 2011 following a whirlwind relationship which began the previous year (10).
On Tuesday (17Sep13) it was reported the two had called time on their long-distance romance after the pressure of traveling back and forth between the actress' home in England and Warne's base in Melbourne, Australia took its toll.
The pair was obsessive users of social networking website Twitter.com but have not tweeted each other for weeks, and now Hurley has confirmed the relationship is on the rocks by telling fans of her heartache.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday (18Sep13), she writes, "Apologies to loyal followers for Twitter silence on recent events. Too raw & personal to share right now."
Hurley has also stepped out without her engagement ring - she was snapped outside her home in north London on Tuesday carrying a bag, and her clearly visible left hand was missing the blue sapphire rock Warne gave her after proposing.
Later on Wednesday (18Sep13), Warne also took to Twitter and suggested the pair might be able to kickstart the romance, writing, "Some of the reports re EH & me r (are) absolute rubbish. Yes we're sorting through some (private) issues. But we're not throwing the towel in yet."