Elizabeth Hurley has addressed the rumours today [Getty]
Shock rumours have been flooding the Twittersphere today: did Elizabeth Hurley and Bill Clinton have a year-long affair? The model and actress has taken to the social platform to address the reports. Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn.' she tweeted this afternoon. So where did the story come from?
Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn.— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) February 5, 2014
It came from a report on Radaronline.com which claims to have a tape from actor Tom Sizemore, Liz's former boyfriend, revealing he had arranged secret trysts between the pair. The US website goes on to report that the former President asked to be introduced to the British beauty at a film premiere in 1998. After which, an affair ensued and was broken off by Clinton when he feared he was falling in love with Liz. Sizemore also claims that he once sent a private jet to fly the actress and model to Washington DC.
Of course, this is not the first time Clinton has tackled affair rumours. Back in the early 1990s, his tryst with Gennifer Flowers emerged and almost derailed his initial campaign for the White House. At the time, his wife Hillary Clinton said, 'I'm not some kind of Tammy Wynette figure, standing by my man. I love him. I respect him'. Cut to 1998 when Clinton was in office and an affair with Monica Lewinsky came to light. He famously swore he 'did not have sexual relations with that woman' before backtracking and admitting to inappropriate behaviour.
Hugh Grant and Liz Hurley in Cannes in 1995 [Getty]
Meanwhile, Liz's relationship with Hugh Grant was conducted under the glare of the media, beginning with THAT Versace dress at the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' premiere in 1994 before floundering when the actor was caught with prostitute Divine Brown in Los Angeles. They've remained close friends and Hugh is the Godfather to Damien, Liz's son with American billionaire Steve Bing.
Although Hugh and Liz never made it up the aisle, she did marry businessman Arun Nayar in 2007 during a lavish Indian wedding before splitting in 2011. And let's not forget her Twitter-tastic love with Shane Warne. Liz was briefly engaged to the Aussie cricketer after enjoying a long-distance relationship, but they went their separate ways at the end of last year.
So what will happen next? Stay glued to Twitter we say!