Dan Wootton, the journalist who knows Dannii Minogue best, reveals why the singer split with Kris

Faced with the stark choice of ending her career as an X Factor judge or saving her relationship, Dannii Minogue didn’t think twice.

She quit Britain – and the show that’d made her a star again – to move back to Australia at the request of Kris Smith, her beloved boyfriend and the father of her son Ethan.

But instead of romantic bliss, the move only created more problems – and ultimately it led to the end of their three-and-a-half-year love affair last week.

According to friends close to Dannii, 40, the final nails in the coffin for their relationship were rumours of Kris’s wild nights out with models and his refusal to propose.

‘She spent 11 months battling to save their romance and keep their family together,’ one pal tells Now’s Dan Wootton.

‘But in the end she had to acknowledge it was over. She’s heartbroken.

Kris was the man she expected to spend the rest of her life with.

‘She had a baby with him. She feels deeply let down by Kris.

‘She gave up everything for him, but has been left with nothing.’

Read the full story about Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 16 April 2012 – out now!

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