After four years together, it's over

Kylie and Olivier have issued a statement which reads: ‘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.’

The singer, 38, and the French actor, 41, have been together for four years and Olivier has supported Kylie through her battle with breast cancer and gruelling chemotherapy.

She has spoken of the incredible support he gave her during her darkest hours.

‘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”,’ she told Elle magazine.

‘So I’d howl a bit more and then I’d find myself thinking, “Hmm. Actually, a ride on the bike sounds pretty good”.

‘Olli was there all the time, helping with the practical stuff and being protective. He’s the most honourable man I have ever met.’

See our countdown to the end…

14 January – Olivier says you’re either in love or you’re not>>

20 December – they have showdown in Paris>>

4 December – Olivier’s mum insists they’re okay>>

1 November – Kylie praises her lover’s kindness>>