Dannii Minogue dazzles on the current cover of Australia’s Marie Claire magazine. The former X-Factor judge opens up on the split between her and long-time boyfriend Kris Smith. The singer and the 33-year-old rugby player have an almost 2-year-old son named Ethan together.
Danni says her hectic lifestyle broke their relationship.
Fame and work have always had an impact on my family since I went into this business at seven years of age…. It’s all I know. How do I juggle everything now? Some days with ease, some days with difficulty. I have found that over the years, whatever happens, you have to roll with it.”
Minogue – who now is a judge on Australia’s Got Talent - also says it’s hard to leave Ethan for work.
The 40-year-old shared, “The guilt of going back to work floods you. I try to take it all in my stride, but when it affects my loved ones I feel an internal struggle with the love for my work.”
She adds, “He has his little routine now. He has swimming lessons; he has things that are important to him. I don’t want to unsettle him to follow me around the globe.’
In April Danni Tweeted about the breakup.
“It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated,” she wrote. “We still care for each other & ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority.”