Dannii and Kris's relationship is over

Dannii Minogue and her partner Kris Smith have announced that they’ve broken up.

The couple, who started dating in 2008, are mum and dad to son Ethan, 21 months.

‘It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated,’ Tweets former X Factor judge Dannii, 40.

‘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.’

She later adds: ‘Hi Tweet peeps. Needing to retreat for a while. Thank you for your ever loving continued support.’

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Last June the pair were forced to deny their relationship was in trouble and Kris recently voiced his concerns about fashion designer Dannii‘s heavy workload. 

He has now moved out of the luxury home he and Dannii shared in Melbourne. 

‘Dannii and I have a deep mutual love and respect for each other,’ Tweets Kris, 33.

‘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.’ 

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