Estranged wife of Liz Hurley's 'Superman' insists pair are friends

ESCLUSIVO: ‘We are STILL married!’ Estranged wife of Liz Hurley’s ‘Supermanwho swept the model off her feet during boozy New Year’s party insists the pair are just old friends

  • Cathy Birtles has dismissed claims of a romance between her husband Henry, 55, and the British supermodel, 56
  • Cathy and Henry, who share three children, separated last year and now live separately from one another
  • In the snap Henry was seen dressed as the superhero as he was seen rolling around on the floor with Liz, who was wearing a Supergirl costume
  • Despite the flirty photo, both Cathy and Henry have insisted that he and Liz are merely ‘good friendsand he knows her ex Shane Warne
  • The estranged wife of the ‘Supermanwho enjoyed a boozy wrestle with Elizabeth Hurley on New Year’s Eve has insisted they are still married.

    Cathy Birtles has dismissed claims of a romance between her husband Henry, 55, and the British supermodel, 56, and asserted that the pair are simply ‘old friends’.

    Cathy, who separated from Henry last year, set the record straight on Tuesday, after the cosy snaps set tongues wagging when Elizabeth posted them online.

    Setting the record straight: The estranged wife (nella foto) of the 'Superman' who enjoyed a boozy wrestle with Elizabeth Hurley on New Year's Eve has insisted they are still married

    Setting the record straight: The estranged wife (nella foto) of the ‘Supermanwho enjoyed a boozy wrestle with Elizabeth Hurley on New Year’s Eve has insisted they are still married

    Henry was seen dressed as the superhero as he was seen rolling around on the floor with Liz, who was wearing a Supergirl costume.

    Speaking from her cottage in a village near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Cathy told MailOnline: ‘There’s nothing going on at all, Liz is an old friend. soprattutto quando parli di tua madre.

    ‘And we are still married. I’ve seen the photographs. If you want to know anything more, I suggest you ask him.

    Cathy, who shares three children with Henry, now lives separately from her estranged husbandwho recently insisted that he was single.

    She resigned two years ago as a director from his company HBA Media Ltd.

    'Just pals': Cathy Birtles dismissed claims of a romance between her husband Henry, 55, and the British supermodel, 56, and asserted that the pair are simply 'old friends' (nella foto)

    ‘Just pals’: Cathy Birtles dismissed claims of a romance between her husband Henry, 55, and the British supermodel, 56, and asserted that the pair are simply ‘old friends’ (nella foto)

    Henry also recently insisted that he and Liz were ‘just friendsand told how they engaged in a wrestle after having ‘too much to drink’.

    Henry told Il Sole: ‘It was a laugh, ok, it was past midnight. Everyone had had a bit too much to drink and we had a Superman versus Supergirl wrestle and someone took a picture. It was pretty lighthearted.

    ‘I have been a friend of Liz’s for 30 anni. Her best friend is my best friend.

    ‘I was the best man at his wedding and we are just great, great old friends. And it is nothing more than that. Elizabeth has come horse-racing with me, several times. I am a friend of Shane Warne.

    Amici: 'I have been a friend of Liz's for 30 anni. Her best friend is my best friend' (fotografati insieme a giugno 2014)

    Amici: ‘I have been a friend of Liz’s for 30 anni. Her best friend is my best friend’ (fotografati insieme a giugno 2014)

    Henry, who met The Queen alongside Joanna Lumley at Buckingham Palace in 2013, was seen clasping hands with Liz, who wore nude fishnets along with an orthopaedic boot following a foot injury in the image.

    The snaps were uploaded on to her Instagram page with the caption ‘Supergirl vs Superman. Happy New Year everyone.

    Henry ha aggiunto: ‘This is nothing. It has all just gone a bit pear-shaped.

    Speaking from her cottage in a village near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Cathy told MailOnline: 'There's nothing going on at all, Liz is an old friend. That's all'

    Speaking from her cottage in a village near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Cathy told MailOnline: ‘There’s nothing going on at all, Liz is an old friend. soprattutto quando parli di tua madre’

    Nicknamed The Racing Poet, Henry’s website reads: ‘His poems are a regular feature on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day where he recites to the crowd.

    Only days earlier, Elizabeth put on an animated display as she dressed up as a sexy Supergirl for fun-filled New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    The model looked like she was having a great end to 2021 in the raucous snaps uploaded to her Instagram where she was joined by a male companion.

    Degno di nota: Henry queued alongside Joanna Lumley to meet The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2013 (raffigurato in 2013)

    Degno di nota: Henry queued alongside Joanna Lumley to meet The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2013 (raffigurato in 2013)

    Blast from the past: 'I was the best man at his wedding and we are just great, great old friends. And it is nothing more than that. Elizabeth has come horse-racing with me, several times. I am a friend of Shane Warne'

    Blast from the past: ‘I was the best man at his wedding and we are just great, great old friends. And it is nothing more than that. Elizabeth has come horse-racing with me, several times. I am a friend of Shane Warne

    She looked sensational in the curve-hugging outfit that featured the classic blue corset top with the logo on, gold belt and red skirt.

    She posed up a storm with the man before they fell to the floor together and she put her leg over him.

    The final photo showed off more of her daring outfit, which included a cape, fishnet tights and some knee-high boots.








    Lo scorso mese, Elizabeth revealed that she sprained her ankle as she enjoyed her last day in the Caribbean, where she had been filming her latest movie Christmas in the Caribbean.

    Alongside a stunning snap of her posing in a green kaftan, lei scrisse: ‘Bye bye glorious Caribbean- è stato un vero spasso- in spite of the sprained ankle.

    The star was inundated with plenty of supportive messages wishing her a speedy recovery.

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    Who is Henry Birtles?

    Henry Birtles, 55, a poet and horse lover who has met la regina, claims to be a friend of Liz’s former fiancé Shane Warne, da cui si è separata 2013. He is separated from his wife.

    He queued alongside Joanna Lumley to meet The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2013 and featured Liz in his video the following year for his England 2014 football World Cup poem That Time Again.

    Disse Il Sole: ‘It was a laugh, ok, it was past midnight. Everyone had had a bit too much to drink and we had a Superman versus Supergirl wrestle and someone took a picture. It was pretty lighthearted.

    ‘I was the best man at his wedding and we are just great, great old friends. And it is nothing more than that. Elizabeth has come horse-racing with me, several times. I am a friend of Shane Warne.

    Claiming to be the Austin Powers star’s friend of thirty years, ha concluso: ‘This is nothing. It has all just gone a bit pear-shaped.

    Nicknamed The Racing Poet, Henry’s website reads: ‘His poems are a regular feature on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day where he recites to the crowd.

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