Kylie Minogue has split from her fiancée Joshua Sasse
Joshua Sasse 2014-2017
Kylie has called of her engagement to British actor Joshua Sasse amid rumours that he has grown close to Spanish actress Marta Milans.
She announced the split with an Instragram post which read: “Thank you for all your love and support throughout this recent chapter of my life.
“Thank you now for your love and understanding with the news that Josh and I have decided to go our separate ways.
“We wish only the best for each other as we venture towards new horizons.”
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Kylie, 48, announced that she was in a relationship with Joshua, 29, in November 2014 and was soon spotted wearing a dazzling diamond ring on her engagement finger.
At the time, she gushed: “I can't actually put into words how happy I am.
“We just completely fit together. He gets me, I get him.” she told the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.
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Kylie was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger
Kylie dated Andres Velencoso for five years
Andres Velencoso 2008-2013.
Before Joshua, Kylie dated model Andrea Velencoso, 38, for five years between 2008 and 2013, after they met while filming an advert for her perfume range.
Just one year before they ended the relationship, Kylie said: “He’s the one. Sound the alarm, four years. I think I’m pretty settled.”
The couple blamed busy work schedules for the split. A year later, the popstar admitted that she “still loved” Andres, and said: “It was an amicable separation. He’s the nicest guy, the coolest guy.”
Kylie was in a relationship with Olivier Martinez during her breast cancer battle
Olivier Martinez 2002-2007
Kylie and french model Olivier Martinez, 51, dated for five years before splitting in 2007 amid rumours of “disloyalty” on his part.
They released a joint statement which said: “Olivier Martinez and Kylie Minogue have officially confirmed that they are no longer a couple.
“They have made it clear that the decision to go their separate ways was mutual and amicable.
“The media's false accusations of disloyalty have saddened them both. The two remain very close friends.”
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Kylie went on to defend her ex-boyfriend and credited him with helping her through her battle with breast cancer.
The singer was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and was forced to abandon a world tour while she recovered.
In 2006 she told Elle: “On particular dark days, I'd be lying on the bathroom floor wailing and he'd say, ‘OK, honey, you can cry for just five minutes, then I'm taking you on the bike for a ride around Paris’.”
Kylie remained friends with Michael Hutchence until his death
Michael Hutchence 1989-1991
The singer dated INXS frontman Michael Hutchence for two years and the pair remained firm friends until his death in 1997.
It was a glorious time, I loved it
In 2015, Kylie opened up about the relationship during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
She said: “I met a new person and I fell in love. Yes, he was this wild guy, he was the rocker, he was all of that.
“But I'm always at pains to say, he was Byron-esque, he was poetic, he was cultured and hilarious and tender, he was all of these other things.
“I guess, I was at the perfect age, I was 21 years old, to get the butterfly wings and go out into the world and we collided at that time and I guess he just fast-tracked some of it. Anyway, it was a glorious time. I loved it.
Michael sadly died in 1997
She credited the rocker with building up her stage-confidence.
“Professionally, he was so supportive,” she said. “Someone called me the singing budgie in Australia as a knock.
“So I did this warm-up gig and we said, ‘It's the singing budgie, take that, own it and go out’.
She continued: “I mean he was uber, uber famous. He's an icon already. And he was in the middle of the audience, just gazing up at me, and just willing me, willing me with all of his heart and his love to do well, and he believed in me.
“And it was at a time when so many people didn’t.”
Kylie fell for Jason Donovan on the set of Neighbours
Jason Donovan 1986- 1989
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Jason, 48, recently revealed that he was “devastated” when Kylie called him from Japan to tell him it was “over”, just weeks before she was photographed with Michael Hutchence.
He told The Mirror: “It was an extremely painful parting of the ways and, without doubt, I took a long time to recover from it.
“It was bad enough that she’d run off with anybody, but she happened to run into the arms of the greatest rock god of the period, the very guy who I secretly wanted to be.”
He admitted that he has since bumped into Kylie, who he duetted with on Especially For You, “quite a few times”.
He said: “The break-up never comes up in conversation. We’re not close enough to get into that.”