Dannii Minogue has announced that she has split from her partner Kris Smith. The couple had been together for four years after meeting in Ibiza and have a one-year-old son, Ethan, together. Is this a surprise split? Perhaps not, as the couple have run into relationship problems before.
Dannii announced the split on Twitter with a number of tweets, including, "It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated. 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... Needing to retreat for a while. Thank you for your ever loving continued support."
Male model Kris also made a separate announcement on Twitter, saying, "Dannii and I have a deep mutual love and respect for each other and although things have not worked out we have a gorgeous son together that we both love and implore everyone to respect our privacy at this challenging time."
Although the messages were sent independently of each other, it seems that they are both trying to put across the same message. The couple obviously still have deep feelings for each other and care about the implications of their split for their son.
Rumours that Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith would split began last year, although the former X-Factor judge and her partner both denied the rumours then. Were there more problems in their relationship then than they were willing to admit?
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