He stays at friends' apartment to clear the air

This time last year Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith were talking about getting married.

But it seems the couple’s 3-year romance has hit the rocks and they’re now fighting to save their relationship.

A family friend tells Now the pair have had a series of rows over Dannii’s workload and Kris’s preference to go out partying with his mates rather than spend time at home with her and their son Ethan, who turns one next month.

In fact, model Kris moved out of their home in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn two weeks ago to stay with friends just five miles away and didn’t return until rumours hit the papers that they’d split.

Dannii then sent her man out to run some errands with their baby boy.

‘A beautiful bright but breezy Melbourne winters day,’ Kris Tweeted. ‘Had lads lunch with my boy now off to do the shopping and other chores.’

Kris and Dannii have had a talk, with the 39-year-old telling her man the thought of them breaking-up is breaking her heart.

Friends are now hoping they can work things out.

They both still love each other,’ says a pal.

Everyone’s praying they can patch things up.’

Read the full story about Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith in Now magazine dated 13 June – out tomorrow!

Now cover 13 June 2011

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