British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley returned to the red carpet with former cricket star Shane Warne on Friday (08Nov13) for the first time since reportedly calling off their engagement in September (13).

The couple put on a united front for the cameras in Sydney, Australia for a special breakfast celebrating the launch of Hurley's new fashion collection with local label Queenspark, although they declined to conduct interviews with newspaper reporters, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The event marked the stars' first official public appearance together since experiencing trouble in their relationship almost two months ago, when Hurley was first photographed without her engagement ring.

The Australian sports legend subsequently insisted they were just "sorting through" some private problems, but declared, "We're not throwing in the towel just yet", and they appeared to have reconciled shortly afterwards as they were spotted stepping out for lunch together with Warne's children from his previous marriage.

Warne proposed to the Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery beauty in 2011 following a whirlwind relationship, which began the previous year (10).

It is not yet clear whether the couple's engagement is back on, but Hurley's diamond sparkler was still absent from her ring finger on Friday.