Actress BRITTANY MURPHY still has special keepsakes from her romance with ASHTON KUTCHER - an Australian photographer gave her shots he took of the couple on the beach.

The JUST MARRIED star discovered the paparazzi have their benefits - because without the eagle-eyed snapper she would have no photos of the romantic break she took with her ex.

Murphy explains, "I've had a couple of creepy encounters (with paparazzi), but another way of looking at it is that your life is being documented. You'll have pictures to show your grandkids.

"A photographer (in Australia) asked us for a shot, and we said, 'OK, but then can we have a copy?' He left the photos at our hotel, and those were the only pictures we had of the entire trip."

20/09/2004 02:44