LARA: CLARKEY STILL MY MATE

Theirs may have been one of the more headline-grabbing splits in celebdom but Lara Bingle says she and ex-fiance Michael Clarke are still close and are now talking regularly as they stitch up their friendship.

"We talk a lot ... he was a massive part of my life," Bingle told Confidential.

She said she is keeping an eye on Clarke's progress in South Africa where Australia are set to begin their Test today.

"I don't follow cricket all the time but since he has been captain I am his No. 1 supporter.

"And I hear that they are doing really well."

Friendly exes they may be but Bingle, who appeared yesterday as an ambassador for detox food suppliers eatfitfood.com.au, admits she hasn't reached the stage that proves you really are over someone - meeting her former lover's the new girlfriend.

"No, I have never met her," Bingle said when asked had she crossed paths with Clarke's new model flame Kyly Boldy.

Baby steps Lara.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old says that, after a brief romance with English rugby player Danny Cipriani - which she says was definitely not a stunt designed to make money out of a picture deal with a magazine - she is now totally single.

"And I'm not looking. Not at all. I find that when you start looking you never find anyone," she said.

As for her career, the one-time face (and body) of Australian tourism says she is bound for the US this Saturday in a bid to crack the international modelling scene.

"There's nothing that I can really talk about yet but I know I just have to spend more time there," Bingle said.

"I have management there so I'm hoping to get it all sorted."

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Source: Sydney Confidential
Date: 9th November 2011