Lalit Modi, the former chairman of IPL, on social media announced his relationship with former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. The two families were on a world tour and reached London on Thursday. 

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Modi on Twitter called Sen, who won the pageant in 1994, his ‘better partner half’ and their relationship as a ‘new beginning’. 

“Just back in London after a whirling global tour #maldives # sardinia with the families – not to mention my #better looking partner @sushmitasen47 – a new beginning a new life finally. Over the moon (sic),” Lalit Modi tweeted.

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As soon as the tweet was out, Twitter users asked if the two were married. However, Lalit Modi clarified that they are not. 

“Just for clarity. Not married – just dating each other. That too it will happen one day,” he said.

Lalit Modi left India after he was investigated for tax evasion and money-laundering. He is in London since 2010. Sushmita Sen on the other hand, was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. She has starred in several Bollywood hits like ‘Biwi No 1’, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’, ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘No Problem’. The 46-year-old has two daughters – Alisah and Renee and was last seen in Voot’s web series Aarya 2.

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Sushmita Sen’s brother Rajeev Sen, in an exclusive with India Today, said that he is equally surprised by this. “I am pleasantly surprised too. I will speak to my sister about this,” he said.