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Law Publicly Apologizes to Fiancee

July 18, 2005 GMT

LONDON (AP) _ Jude Law publicly apologized to his fiancee, actress Sienna Miller, expressing his ``sincere regret″ over an affair with one of his children’s nanny.

``Following the reports in today’s papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us,″ the 32-year-old actor said in a statement Monday to the British Press Association.

``I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused,″ said Law, star of ``Alfie″ and ``The Talented Mr. Ripley″ films.


The publicity firm that represents Miller told The Associated Press the 23-year-old actress had no comment on Law’s statement.

Miller was Law’s co-star in the remake of ``Alfie.″ The couple became engaged on Christmas Day 2004.

The nanny was identified as Daisy Wright, 26.

Law divorced fashion designer-actress Sadie Frost in October 2003 after a six-year marriage and three children.

The actor earned Oscar nominations for his roles in ``The Talented Mr. Ripley″ and ``Cold Mountain.″ His screen credits also include ``Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,″ ``Closer″ and ``The Aviator,″ all released in 2004.