by KATE LEAVER
You might have seen Shane “Fast Bowler” Warne chuck a hissy fit on the pitch of his favourite sports concert, Twenty20 Cricket, this week. He swore, he shoved, he fumed. The man’s a legend – and a lucky man, because his fiance jumped (gracefully) to his defence. Elizabeth “Total Babe” Hurley tweeted the following:
She has got her man’s back, and I like her for it. In fact… I have to confess to being quite addicted to their Twitter interactions. They’re sassy and romantic and supportive and sweet and schmaltzy and sentimental and dorky and endearing and silly and loving.
Not everyone is such a fan of their decision to whisper sweet nothings on our most public forum: the Twitterverse.
But… In the words of Shane Warne himself [sic]: “Question – doesn’t love conquer all and make PDA acceptable ? Surely you guys enjoy my fiancee & Me sharing our humour and fun with you ? X.”
I for one, actually do. I enjoy it very much, and I don’t mind declaring it for all to know.
When saucy photos of Shane and Liz (May I call you Liz?) first emerged, I was as baffled as anyone. How could a lifelong zinc enthusiast possibly seduce an Estee Lauder model / Austin Powers love interest? They seemed an odd pair, and the only smell stronger than Shane’s new tan was that of a publicity stunt.
I was skeptical. I was confused. I was startled by the sudden whiteness of Shane’s teeth. But now, I have to say I’ve grown to love the couple – and I’m deeply sorry for doubting them. Mark my words, there’s true love behind their shameless tweet-flirtation.
Speaking of which, I highly recommend following the bronzed lovebirds on Twitter. Shane’s account is an infinite source of dad jokes and exclamation marks. He’s surprisingly adorable, and he’s not afraid to ask the big questions: “What is your favourite meat pie?” and “Does everyone clean their teeth and floss in the morning before the dentist?”
Liz is as babe-ing as she’s ever been, and she uses the word ‘snigger’ a lot, which you may find endearing. Her interests include snuggles, bikinis, photos of herself in bikinis, her spaniel puppy, Gossip Girl, and Shane. They tease each other about cricket and have a cute little Australia Vs England rivalry going on, and I’ll eat my hat if there isn’t a special connection there.