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Exclusive: Elizabeth and Shane talk wedding plans and happy families

16 APRIL 2012

Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne have revealed their special names for each other: She calls him the "Big Blond" while his nickname for her is "Luna" – after Australia's Luna Park.

"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 tells HELLO! in the couple's first joint interview.

"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."

 

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Speaking for the first time about their relationship, Elizabeth and her former Australian Test cricketer fiancé tell why they are made for each other – despite their different backgrounds.

"I think we just 'get' each other and it feels like we have known one another for ever,' Shane tells HELLO! Magazine.

"I understand why Elizabeth and I getting together initially seemed strange to some people and why it created a lot of interest. We are from different worlds, but funnily enough they are very much the same, too."

The actress and swimwear designer added: "I am extremely happy when I'm with Shane. We are very similar in many ways.

"Despite differences in our backgrounds and careers, we both come from very secure, loving homes and to me that says a lot."

In the HELLO! interview, Shane dispels what he describes as "one of the biggest misconceptions about me", saying: "I don't sit in front of the TV and drink 20 cans of beer every night."

He also reveals the truth about those surgery rumours, telling HELLO!: "I can 100 percent tell you that I have not gone under the surgeon’s knife or had a facelift."

The glamorous couple, who first met two years ago and announced their engagement last October, reveal they are likely to marry next year and that celebrations will most probably be held in both countries.

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

 

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Elizabeth reveals that her ten-year-old son Damian is delighted to have "three new playmates on tap".

"Damian adores them all and rotates round sleeping in all of their bedrooms when we're in Australia," she tells HELLO!.

The family have just enjoyed a holiday in Sri Lanka, where the exclusive HELLO! photoshoot took place. Also, Shane's children will be spending part of the summer at Elizabeth's Gloucestershire farm, where Shane, 42, is now based.

Elizabeth, 46, admits that she found it a "big change going overnight from one child to four" but says she is relishing her role as a stepmother-to-be.

"I love it when we're all together," she tells HELLO!, revealing that her nickname is M2 (“Mummy Two”). "I just try to be the best stepmum that I can."

See the full article in HELLO! Magazine, out now.

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