London: Actress Elizabeth Hurley says she and cricketer Shane Warne will wait 'a while' before they tie the knot so they can 'enjoy' being engaged.

Hurley split from her first husband, textile heir Arun Nayar, last December and their divorce was completed in the summer. Hurley and former Australian cricketer Warne got engaged earlier this month but are not going to rush into a wedding.

“It's a very exciting time for me and Shane. We aren't making any immediate plans to get married - we're going to enjoy being engaged for a while,” according to reports.

Shane makes Liz Hurley happy

Actress Elizabeth Hurley says Australian cricket legend Shane Warne makes her happy.
   
The couple's love affair has been sealed with a 30,000 pound engagement ring recently and Hurley, 46, says that it is a very exciting time for her and Warne.
   
"Shane makes me happy. We have a lot of fun together, we laugh a lot and that's very important to me. I don't care what anyone says about me smartening him up – we've both been around too long to care, and that stuff really isn't important," Hurley said.
   
"My family and my new family with Shane and his kids are what's important. His children are really beautiful, sweet and affectionate. They get on brilliantly with Damian, and as  only child, it's great for him to have them around when they come to stay. I love having a lot of people in the house – the more the merrier," she added.
   
Hurley, who has been previously married to Indian businessman Arun Nayar, also said that she has always been attracted to Australians.
 
"I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia. There is enough Englishness there that we feel at home, but there are enough differences to make it exciting. They make tea and they eat sausage rolls, play cricket and rugby. I love Aussie accents, too. And I do think they have more of an openness of spirit. Shane has all those qualities," she said.

(Agencies)