Showing them how it’s done! Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley‘s romantic relationship may have had had its ups and downs, but the twosome have managed to stay close friends through it all.
Hurley and Grant met while working together on Remando Al Viento in 1987. The duo dated for 13 years before splitting up in 2000.
Even though the actor and the model weren’t able to make it work as a couple, they have spoken about how they kept their connection going as friends.
“We’re like brother and sister,” Grant said about their relationship on The Jess Cagle Interview in 2018. “I think it’s partly because we went from zero to somewhere together, and we went through terrible years at the beginning when neither of us had any work, living in a tiny flat. It was quite bonding.”
Hurley had a similar view when it came to how their relationship shifted since their split.
“He is annoying,” she told Access Hollywood in March 2015. “But I annoy him too. I mean, it’s a mutual annoyance. But we love each other a lot.”
Grant married Anna Eberstein in 2018. The couple are parents to three kids together. He also shares two children with ex Tinglan Hong.
Hurley, for her part, welcomed her son Damian Hurley with the late producer Steve Bing in 2002. Grant is the only godparent to Damian. Hurley started dating Arun Nayar in 2002 and the pair tied the knot in 2007. They later split in 2010.
Hurley got engaged to Shane Warne three months after her divorce in 2011, but the duo called it quits two years later.
The Royals alum has even used social media to celebrate her ex on his birthday.
“A belated (because it took me two days to work out how to screen record),” Hurley captioned a video of Grant dancing in a scene from Love, Actually via Instagram in September 2020. “Happy 60th Birthday to the glorious Hugh Grant – a magnificent addition to the human race – even though he looks like a monkey. ❤️ you forever xxxx”
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