Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne
10/02/2011 at 10:20 AM EDT
When Aussie cricket star Shane Warne gushed to a radio station about being in love with
girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley last month, he did not share any plans for marriage.
"If I've got some sort of news I'll be more than happy to share it with you," he said.
Or Tweet it
? On Saturday, both Warne, 41, and Hurley, 46, sent identical Tweets
that read: "Thanks for all your congratulations. Here's a pic of us about to go to Dunhill dinner in St Andrews."
On Sunday, Warne took to Twitter again to shoot down rumors about how he popped the question. "I didn't propose in front of 200 people at dinner. It was done privately and was very romantic – if I say so myself," he Tweeted
. "Ps left knee is sore !!!"
A rep for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship also put out a press release
with the news. "Shane Warne has confirmed his engagement to actress Elizabeth Hurley after proposing at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship," read the release.
The Daily Mail
first reported the news and ran a photo online of her wearing a sizeable sapphire on her ring finger.
Hurley's divorce from businessman Arun Nayar was finalized
With reporting by HELEN I. HWANG