Dannii Minogue Explains Break-Up With Kris Smith

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.”

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where does she say that her work broke up her marriage?


I have been a big fan of Dannii since I was 8 yrs old. But Its so sad that she didn’t learn anything from her failed marriage and previous failed relationships. i thought she had and would make it work with Kris especially as they had a child together, but alas no. Work isn’t everything and it won’t keep you company in your old age, at least she’l have her sister to keep her company who also seems to put work first.


AGREE 100%


fame over her partner? hmpffffff


It doesn’t *sound* like Ethan is her number one priority.