Damian Hurley reflects on tough year after death of dad Steve Bing

Elizabeth Hurley with son Damian Hurley, whose father was Steve Bing. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Hurley with son Damian Hurley, whose father was Steve Bing. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Hurley's son Damian has reflected on the first year since the death of his dad Steve Bing, saying it’s been “b***** hard”.

Businessman and film producer Bing took his own life in June 2020.

Damian, 19, marked the first anniversary with an emotional post on Instagram.

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Sharing a picture of a sunset, he wrote: “A year ago today, my mother and I received some devastating news.

“I didn’t realise at the time quite how much it would affect me... We all like to show ‘perfect’ versions of our lives - for me, the idea of publicly discussing something as personal as grief is terrifying... but sometimes it’s necessary.

“The last year has been b***** hard - for everyone on the planet - and I think acknowledging that is vital.”

“It’s not weak to struggle,” added the model.

“In fact, to get through to the other side is immensely strong.”

Damian also thanked fans for their messages of support, adding: “I love you all Xxx.”

Gossip Girl star Elizabeth dated Bing in 2001 and Damian was born in 2002.

Bing originally denied paternity, but a DNA test proved he was Damian’s father.

The spat led to the couple becoming estranged and it’s thought that Damian had little to do with Bing growing up.

Elizabeth Hurley attends the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Campaignin New York, NY, October 1, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)
Elizabeth Hurley dated Steve Bing in 2001. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

However, last year Liz revealed that she and Bing had reconnected, saying she was “grateful” that they were back on talking terms before his death.

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She told You magazine: “We hadn’t been friends for a very long time, but about a year and a half ago he came back into our lives.”

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