Shane and Elizabeth first met in 2010 and then were even engaged in September 2011; they broke up in 2013. The catch was that Elizabeth, who was in a relationship with Hugh Grant for 8 years before, had maintained a good friendship with the star which bothered Shane a lot. At the time when they were together, Shane had said that it was the “happiest time” of his life. In an interview to Mirror UK, the cricket legend had said that “I was more in love with Elizabeth than I'd realised I could be. I miss the love we had. My years with Elizabeth were the happiest of my life.”
Reflecting back to his relationship with her, he shared that “It wasn't something that she or I did wrong, it just fizzled out. We're still great friends, we still stay in touch, we're good for each other and our kids get along great.”
However, it was not just the fizzling out, but also the constant media attention that made their relationship “scary”. He said in a 2020 Foxtel docu-series A Week With Warnie, that when Elizabeth visited him in Melbourne in 2011, after 6 months of dating each other, “Some of these rogue photographers trying to get exclusives – I remember my youngest daughter Summer screaming in the back seat, "Dad, dad slow down". Cars jumping in front of us, running red lights.”
Even while enjoying a quiet meal with her at Capitol Golf Club in Melbourne, Shane had shared that they were followed by 7 cars and a helicopter.
“We couldn't go anywhere else because we'd just get 30-40 people, photographers, news crews, everywhere we went. We had seven cars following us and a helicopter over our head just following us, running red lights, cutting off in front of us,' he said.
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