The estranged wife of the ‘Superman’ who enjoyed a boozy wrestle with Elizabeth Hurley on New Year’s Eve has insisted they are still married.
Cathy Birtles discredited claims that Henry Birtles was in a relationship with the British supermodel 56 years her senior.
Cathy separated from Henry last summer. Elizabeth shared the cosy photos online and it set tongues wagging.
Setting the record straight: The estranged wife of the ‘Superman’ who enjoyed a boozy wrestle with Elizabeth Hurley on New Year’s Eve has insisted they are still married
Henry looked like a superhero while he was seen on the ground rolling with Liz wearing Supergirl costumes.
Cathy spoke from her cottage near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. She told MailOnline that there was nothing happening, Liz is an old friend. That’s all.
“And we’re still married. The photographs are available for me to see. He can answer any questions you may have.
Henry and Cathy share three children. Cathy now lives apart from Henry, her ex-husband who insists that he is single.
‘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’
Henry claimed that Liz was his friend and that they were just friends. He also told Liz how they got into a fight after drinking too much.
Henry told The Sun: ‘It was a laugh, OK, it was past midnight. We had all had too many drinks and had to have a Superman-Supergirl fight. Someone took pictures. It was quite lighthearted.
“I have known Liz for thirty years. I am her best friend.
“I was his best man and we have been great friends for many years. It is all that and more. Elizabeth was a frequent participant in horse racing with me. Shane Warne has been a friend.
Pals: ‘I have been a friend of Liz’s for 30 years. Pictured together June 2014: Her best friend and my best friend.
Henry was photographed with Liz after he met Joanna Lumley and Henry at Buckingham Palace 2013.
She uploaded the snaps to Instagram and captioned them “Supergirl Vs Superman”. All the best for the new year!
Henry stated, “This really is nothing.” This has been a very pear-shaped turn.
Cathy spoke from her cottage near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. That’s all’
Henry is known by the nickname “The Racing Poet” and his website states: “His poems are an ongoing feature on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, where he recites for 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.
Model looked great in the hilarious snaps that she posted to Instagram. She was joined by her male friend.
Impressive: He queued alongside Joanna Lumley to meet The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2013 (pictured in 2013)
Blasphemy from the Past: “I was the best guy at his wedding, and we are great, great old buddies. It is all that and more. Elizabeth was a frequent participant in horse racing with me. Shane Warne is a good friend.
Her curve-hugging look, which featured a classic corset top with logo and a gold belt as well as sleeveless red skirt was stunning.
Before they both fell to the ground together, she had a great time with him and then she placed her hand over his leg.
This is her final shot, showing off even more of her outrageous outfit. It included a cape with fishnet tights, knee-high boots, and a cape.
Elizabeth broke her ankle last month while enjoying her final day in the Caribbean where she was filming Christmas in The Caribbean.
She posted a beautiful photo of herself in green kaftan and wrote, “Bye Bye Gorgeous Caribbean- It’s been fun- despite the sprained foot.”
Star was overwhelmed with supportive messages, wishing her speedy recovery.
Oh dear: Claiming to be the Austin Powers star’s friend of thirty years, he concluded: ‘This is nothing. All of it has gone a bit pear-shaped.