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Elizabeth Hurley Granted Quick Divorce From Husband of Four Years


British actress Elizabeth Hurley (L) poses with husband Arun Nayar during an event for Breast Cancer Awareness in Mumbai in this October 23, 2008 file photo. (Reuters)

LONDON -- British actress Elizabeth Hurley's four-year marriage to Indian businessman Arun Nayar ended in divorce Wednesday.

The couple were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court by District Judge Penny Cushing

The "Austin Powers" actress married the Indian textile heir at Sudely Castle, Gloucestershire, England, in March 2007 and had a traditional Hindu wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.The ceremonies were attended by numerous celebrities, including Sir Elton John.

Hurley, 46, who is dating Australian cricketer Shane Warne, 41, announced her marriage split via Twitter in December 2010.

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"For the record, my husband Arun and I separated a few months ago. Our close family and friends were aware of this," she wrote.

It was the first marriage for the actress, who was previously in a long-term relationship with actor Hugh Grant, and gained attention for standing by her man in 1995 when he was caught with a prostitute in Los Angeles. The two split in 2000 after 13 years together but remain friends.

The Estee Lauder model also has a son, now aged nine, from her brief relationship with American financier Steve Bing.






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