Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne are planning to get married in two countries
The 46-year-old actress and the cricketer will tie the knot in Britain and the sportsman`s native Australia next summer, and the `Gossip Girl` star admits she feels like she has known her fiance "forever".
She said: "It feels like we have known one another forever.
"I am extremely happy when I`m with Shane. We are very similar in many ways.
"Despite differences in our backgrounds and careers, we both come from very secure, loving homes and to me that says a lot."
Shane - who has three children, Brooke, 14, Jackson, 12, and 10-year-old Summer, from his previous marriage to Simone - admits he and Elizabeth are an unlikely match, but the pair are "very much the same" despite coming from "different worlds".
He added: "I think we just `get` each other and it feels like we have known one another for ever. I understand why Elizabeth and I getting together initially seemed strange to some people and why it created a lot of interest. We are from different worlds, but funnily enough they are very much the same, too."
The 42-year-old sportsman revealed the pair also have "embarrassing" pet names for each other, with Elizabeth - who has 10-year-old son Damian from her brief relationship with Steve Bing - referring to him as "Big Blonde" due to his hair colour and Shane often calls her "Luna" after seeing a picture of her with a "massive mouth" in a newspaper.
In a joint interview for HELLO! magazine, Shane explained: "Elizabeth calls me a lot more than just the Big Blonde - she has dozens of names for me, all of them too embarrassing to share.
"I have a handful for her, too, but I usually call her Luna as there was a terrible paparazzi picture of her once looming in to kiss me, which reminded me of the massive mouth at the entrance of Luna Park, the Australian theme park."