London: Elizabeth Hurley has spoken for the first time of how she struggled to get over her split from Shane Warne, but is now "blooming."
Elizabeth Hurley. Pic/Getty Images
However, the actress and businesswoman, who has posed in a swimsuit from her new collection, said she continues to be fond of her ex-fiance.
In an interview with Hello magazine, Hurley (48) 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."
She and the 44-year-old Australian cricketer turned commentator had been dating for three years. Hurley said: "We finally parted ways in November (2013) and it was a very sad time for both of us.
Kiss & tell: Shane Warne kisses his then fiance Elizabeth Hurley after he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame last year. Pic/Getty Images
"I struggled for a while but feel in a very good place today. In fact, both professionally and personally everything is blooming."
Found new love
Hurley is now dating hedge fund tycoon turned wildlife photographer David Yarrow, whom she calls "a man of integrity and charm and who, incidentally, cooks roast potatoes to rival those of my father."
But she said she and Warne's families remain in touch. "We've been putting together Mac photobooks of some of the great holidays we all spent together and have very happy memories," said Hurley, who is set to appear in US TV series The Royals, and will soon be appearing in the movie Viktor alongside Gerard Depardieu.