Date: 12th November 2001
Pals of Millionaire STEPHEN BING claim he split up with Hollywood babe eLIZabeth HURLEY before she discovered she was expecting his baby. The actress this week (ends11NOV01) announced to the world that she was pregnant with Bing's child after weeks of speculation.
Initially it was reported that the couple split when Bing discovered he was to become a father. But his friends now insist the two broke up six weeks ago A friend of Bing's says,
"They were on the edge of a break-up when Liz conceived. Neither thought for a second that Liz would get pregnant. The difference is that Liz was delighted, and Bing was shocked. "
He was said to be furious at hearing the news, and allegedly encouraged Hurley to have an abortion. Prior to the break-up, Liz and Stephen had been planning an extravagant wedding in Malibu for either November or December (01). (IG/WNSNE/IG)