Elizabeth Hurley has revealed what first attracted to her to now-husband Arun Nayar.
The pair met on a dinner date hosted by a mutual friend, financier Alex Tomei, then bumped into each other again at a meal at Le Caprice, where Arun asked for Liz’s phone number.
She told ES magazine recently: “There was something about him that made me feel very comfortable. I was a bit embarrassed, as I was 36 and it felt bizarre going on a date.”
“But I was pleased he asked me. When Alex Tomei first came to pick me up, I said, ‘Who is this guy we are having dinner with?’ He said, ‘ He’s half-Indian and half-German,’ and I thought, ‘What a shocking combo!’ But I quickly revised my opinion.”
“The weird thing is we are very, very similar. I very much like his mother. We are both close to our families and both have very loyal friends whom we adore.”
She added that while their month-old marriage has been fun so far, she doesn’t expect it to be entirely problem free: “I am not naive enough to think that because something is rosy today, it won’t be bleak tomorrow. My life has always been massive ups and massive downs.
“But because I am so used to it, I feel anaesthetised against past bad times. I spend zero time thinking about them.”