Hollywood star Eilzabeth Hurley, 45, has spoken up about her split with her textile tycoon Indian husband of four years, Arun Nayar. The actor-model, who parted ways with Nayar, 50, in December last year courtesy an on-off romance with Australian spinner Shane Warne, says there’s nothing bitter about their separation.
"Arun and I decided to separate last October. We still get on really well though, and spend lot of time together," says Hurley, who has filed for divorce early this month, citing Nayar’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’ as the cause.
She says her nine-year-old son is putting up a brave face. "Damian has coped with the changes really well. He’s a very loving, well-adjusted little boy and both Arun and I are really proud of him." Staying tight-lipped on her current love life, she says, "Arun plays a major role in my son Damian’s life and is taking him to India for a week in the Easter holidays (in 2011)."
Liz shares a special connection with the country. "I love being in India and being in Rajasthan, where I go berserk buying textiles and antiques." She also loves gorging on "that butter lentil dish (dal makhni) and tandoori crab".
The actor, who has guest-edited a section of wellness glossy asiaSpa India, also loves Bollywood. "Arun and I once shot a video where we did our version of five famous Bollywood dance routines. It was hysterical!"
Prod her on her beachwear line and she gets excited. "The beachwear is doing really well. We have a very loyal customer base and summer 2011 is going to be our prettiest collection yet. I wanted to make this collection really glamorous. I used beautiful pinks, golds and aquas and some of the bikinis and sarongs are embroidered with tiny mirrors. We also have some great new cut-out one-pieces which are really flattering," she says.
Not many know that the diva also has a penchant for wielding the pen."I enjoy writing and may do more in the future (write for glossies)," she says.
Ravishing at her age, she also unravels her beauty secrets. "To be beautiful at any age, you need to be happy - go to bed early and use a good moisturiser. I believe in starting with a healthy mind. I try to banish too many negative thoughts and deal with stress by spending time in the countryside with my family," she says. "During stressful times, I spend as much time as I can with my good friends and family," she adds.
Hurley is also confident about making it back on the ladder despite her life, at present, being constantly under the radar. "I love my life but I’ve had many knocks along the way. Even when it’s good, I know that what goes up has to come down again. I just firmly believe that it’s cyclical and if you keep at it you’ll have another moment to shine," she says.
As for her future projects, the actor-designer is keeping on her toes. "I’m enjoying dipping my toe back into show business. I just shot the NBC pilot of Wonder Woman, where I play an evil villain. I’m launching a range of bed linen in the late summer and working hard at my beach business too. This year, we are opening four pop up beach boutiques across Europe," she says.