TEXAS singer Sharleen Spiteri has denied getting secretly married after being spotted with two new platinum rings on wedding finger.

The SAY WHAT YOU WANT star had a child with long-term boyfriend ashley HEATH just over a year ago (12SEP02), and Spiteri says the rings are simply to signify baby MISTY KYD.

She says, "I haven't got married in secret or anything. Ashley gave these rings to me when I had Misty. They are my Misty rings."

Spiteri adds that she may never marry because of the time and work which would have to go into the wedding.

She explains, "I don't know if we will ever get married. There's the organisation of putting it together and I don't know if I can be bothered with the media circus that would go with it.

"I have nothing against marriage and I think it's a really good thing to do, but we just don't have the time to do it."

20/09/2003 00:13