The Daily Telegraph reports
Where would Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley's relationship be without social media?
The celebrity couple say it's crucial as it lets Hurley watch clips of her Aussie beau online while Warne relies on Twitter for romantic gifts.
British actress/model Hurley and Aussie cricket ace Warne began dating in 2010 after spending weeks exchanging flirty messages on social networking site Twitter.
Their relationship often spans the globe as they jet between Australia, the UK and the US for work - so they use the internet to keep their love alive.
Hurley amuses herself by viewing YouTube clips of Warne during his sporting heyday, and he keeps a close eye on her Twitter page for a glimpse at her saucy photos and tips on gifts to buy her.
"Shane has always made me laugh, mostly when he's being either very Australian or when he looks bewildered. I often watch his old cricket clips on YouTube just to see his look of outrage and bewilderment if he disagreed with an umpire's decision,'' Hurley tells British magazine Hello!.
Warne adds: "I still find her tweets very humorous. I like to find out which books have tickled her fancy or what designer clothes she has seen and liked, so I can write it down in the diary for a present at birthdays or as a surprise.
"But, secretly, I like her tweets about her beachwear and the pics, so I know what I have to look forward to seeing on our next sunny holiday!'' said Warne.
As the couple plan their wedding celebrations in both Australia and Britain for next year, Hurley confirms that she briefly split from Warne before realising he is her perfect man.
Asked during an interview whether reports of a split were true, Hurley said, "Yes, but ultimately we decided we got on too well not to give it a shot.''
Warne adds, "As Elizabeth said, yes, we did briefly (split up), but we realised that what we had was special.''