Sunday 25 September 2016

Liz Hurley (50) is open to the idea of 'dating a much younger man'

Published 25/01/2016 | 08:10

Liz Hurley has not ruled out taking a leaf out of co-star Dame Joan Collins's book and dating a much younger man
Liz Hurley has not ruled out taking a leaf out of co-star Dame Joan Collins's book and dating a much younger man

Liz Hurley, 50, has said she would be open to the idea of dating a much younger man

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The actress's past lovers include film star Hugh Grant, cricketer Shane Warne, and Indian businessman Arun Nayar.

Liz Hurley and Shane Warne
Liz Hurley and Shane Warne

She told The Mail on Sunday's You magazine: "Up to about a year ago, I was a serial dater. In fact, since I was 17 I have always been with someone."

She added: "You can't date me and expect me to have the same past as a 24-year-old. Most people I meet also have ex-girlfriends, ex-wives and children. You have to accept that or start dating men in their 20s, which is absurd."

Liz Hurley
Liz Hurley

But despite first branding the idea "absurd", Hurley did not rule out taking a leaf out of Dame Joan Collins's book.

She said: "Though, I tell you, Joan Collins is married to a fabulous man 32 years younger than her. In which case, I can date an 18-year-old ... - anything goes!"

Liz Hurley in a scene from E! series 'The Royals'
Liz Hurley in a scene from E! series 'The Royals'

Hurley currently co-stars in television drama The Royals with Dame Joan (82) who married her fifth husband, Percy Gibson, in 2002.

The actress also discussed her friendship with Dame Joan's sister Jackie Collins, who passed away last summer following a secret battle with breast cancer.

Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.
Liz Hurley pictured with her son on the way to Furnish/John nuptials.

Hurley said: "I last saw Jackie at a lovely party that Joan threw when she became a Dame last spring. Nobody knew Jackie was ill. It is so sad.

"But she looked fantastic. There were sequins and there was hair and make-up and there was leopard print. She looked the same as ever."

A then unknown Liz Hurley at the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' premiere held in Leicester Square on March 09, 1994 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
A then unknown Liz Hurley at the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' premiere held in Leicester Square on March 09, 1994 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

She added: "Some people want to keep it private. Jackie was obviously one of those people ... From a selfish point of view, had I known Jackie was ill at Joan's party I would have spoken to her differently.

"And I think that is exactly what she didn't want."

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