August 03, 2000 01:21am
Hugh Grant 'Fantastic in Bed,' Says Ex-Love Hurley
(LONDON) -- Model Liz Hurley has dismissed claims that she found sex with her former lover actor Hugh Grant ``less than adequate'' before they ended their 13-year relationship, saying he was a ``fantastic'' lover.
The U.S. women's magazine Jane had quoted Hurley as saying that the floppy-haired star of British blockbuster films ``Four Weddings and a Funeral'' and ``Notting Hill'' used to turn her off when he switched on the television in bed.
But in an interview in Thursday's edition of Britain's mass-circulation Sun tabloid, 35-year-old Hurley -- who shot to fame in the two ``Austin Powers'' films and as a model for a major cosmetics house -- denied she had said anything hurtful about their sex life.
``Hugh Grant is fantastic in bed -- he always has been,'' Hurley, who still shares a house with Grant in London's fashionable Chelsea district, told the paper.
``We don't even have a television in our bedroom. (The article) makes me look spiteful and nasty and I'm not,'' she added.
One of Britain's most glamorous celebrity couples, 39-year-old Grant and Hurley announced in May they had put their 13-year-old romance on hold.
Hurley stole the spotlight from Grant at the premiere of ''Four Weddings and a Funeral'' in 1994 with a revealing Versace dress made largely of safety pins.
But she really hit the headlines when he was arrested in 1995 during an encounter with a Los Angeles prostitute, prompting a short ``cooling off'' in the romance.