Who is Kylie Minogue?
Kylie Minogue is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is widely recognized as the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time. Some of her hit singles include “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, “Love At First Sight”, “In Your Eyes”, and “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, amongst others.
Kylie Minogue’s full name is Kylie Ann Minogue. She was born on May 26, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is 54 years old as of March 2023. Kylie is of English and Welsh descent and was named after the Nyungar word for “Boomerang”.
Kylie Minogue’s parents
Kylie Minogue was born to Ronald Charles Minogue (father) and Carol Ann Minogue (mother). Her parents moved to Australia in 1958 as part of an assisted migration scheme on the ship Fairsea.
They also moved around various suburbs in Melbourne to sustain their living expenses. The year of their marriage is unknown and they share three children.
About Kylie Minogue’s father- Ronald Charles Minogue
Ronald Charles Minogue is a business personality and a company car accountant. He gained popularity as the father of Kylie Minogue. He was born on April 1, 1941, in Australia. He is 81 years old as of March 2023.
He got married to Carol Ann Minogue (Kylie Minogue’s mother) and they have three children. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
About Kylie Minogue’s mother- Carol Ann Minogue
Carol Ann Minogue (née Jones) was a ballet dancer who gained popularity as the mother of Kylie Minogue. She was born on February 1, 1945, in Maesteg, Mid-Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. She is 78 years old as of March 2023.
She is known for her participation in Kylie’s tours and shows like Kylie: Let’s Get To It Tour (1992), Kylie: Intimate and Live (1998), and Kylie: Live in Sydney (2001). She got married to Ronald Charles Minogue (Kylie Minogue’s father) and they have three children. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
Kylie Minogue’s siblings
Kylie Minogue was born as the eldest of three siblings. Her siblings include her younger sister Dannii Minogue and younger brother Brendan Minogue.
About Kylie Minogue’s siblings
a. Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue is the younger sister of Kylie Minogue. Her full name is Danielle Jane Minogue. She is an Australian singer, television personality, and actress. She was born on October 20, 1971, in Melbourne, Australia. She is 51 years old as of March 2023.
Dannii Minogue is recognized for her appearances on the television show Young Talent Time (1982-1988). She is also recognized for her role as Emma Jackson on the soap opera Home and Away between 1989 to 1990.
Dannii Minogue has also served as a judge on numerous television talent shows including The X Factor UK (2007-2010), The X Factor Australia (2013-2015), Let It Shine (2017), and The Masked Singer Australia (2019-2021). Dannii is currently in a relationship with multi-platinum songwriter and producer Adrian Newman.
b. Brendan Minogue
Brendan Minogue is the younger brother of Kylie Minogue. He is an Australian camera operator. He was born on August 30, 1970, in Melbourne, Australia. He is 52 years old as of March 2023.
Brendan Minogue is happily married to his wife Rebecca Minogue. They have two children together. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
Kylie Minogue’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Kylie Minogue is single and does not have a husband. In fact, the award-winning singer has never been married. Kylie Minogue sparked engagement rumours with her ex-boyfriend Paul Solomons in 2021 after Paul’s step-mum Gloria told the press that she was thrilled they were engaged.
According to reports, despite Gloria’s confirmation, a representative of Kylie denied the engagement news.
Kylie Minogue’s past relationships
Throughout the course of her booming career, Kylie Minogue has been in a series of high-profile relationships. Below is a list of the men Kylie Minogue has dated in the past:
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Jason Donovan in 1986.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Michael Hutchence in 1989.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Stephane Sednaoui in 1996.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with James Gooding in 2000.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Olivier Martinez in 2003.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Andres Velencoso in 2008.
- Kylie Minogue was engaged to Joshua Sasse in 2015.
- Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Paul Solomons in 2018.
About Kylie Minogue’s relationship with Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He was born on June 1, 1968, in Malvern, Australia. He is 54 years old as of March 2023.
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan met on the set of the Australian soap opera “Neighbours” in April 1986 when Kylie was introduced to the show as the character Charlene Mitchell, the daughter of Erinsborough favourite, Madge Ramsay. On the other hand, Jason played the character Scott Robinson who was dating Charlene before they both got married. Interestingly, “Charlene and Scott’s wedding” was one of the most-watched episodes of the show.
A year after their on-screen marriage, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan released the smash single “Especially For You”, confirming their relationship. As it is reported, the pair were madly in love and dated for about three years before their relationship started to hit the rocks. They officially split in 1989 when Kylie Minogue entered a new relationship with late INXS rocker, Michael Hutchence.
Jason Donovan, on the other hand, stayed quiet on the break-up for decades until an interview with The Mirror in 2016 where he spoke about the pain he felt when Kylie Minogue left him.
It was an extremely painful parting of ways and without a doubt, I took a long time to recover from it. It was bad enough that she’d run off with anybody, but she happened to run into the arms of the greatest rock god of the period, the very guy who I secretly wanted to be. That was a pretty big punch to take.
In an interview with Daily Mail in 2008, when asked if he was in touch with Kylie, Jason said;
No, not a lot. All that was 20 years old. We live in different worlds.
The pair later reunited at a one-off concert in the O2 Arena, London to celebrate Stock Aitken Waterman in 2012. As of March 2023, Jason Donovan is married to his long-term partner, Angela Malloch.
About Kylie Minogue’s relationship with Olivier Martinez
Olivier Martinez is a French actor. He was born on January 12, 1966, in Paris, France. He is 57 years old as of March 2023.
Kylie Minogue and Olivier Martinez first met in 2003 at the Grammy Awards and the pair later dated for five years. Martinez stood by Kylie Minogue following her cancer diagnosis in 2005. In 2007, the pair broke up and a statement was released by their representatives 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 close friends.
Six years after their breakup, Olivier Martinez went on to marry popular American actress Halle Berry in 2013 but the marriage crashed in 2016.
About Kylie Minogue’s relationship with Joshua Sasse
Joshua Sasse is a British actor. He was born on December 9, 1987, in Westminister, London, United Kingdom. He is 35 years old as of March 2023.
Kylie Minogue met Joshua Sasse who was 20 years her junior in September 2015 and they got engaged in February 2016. However, the engagement was called off following rumours that Joshua had been cheating on Kylie Minogue with Spanish actress Marta Milans.
Kylie Minogue confirmed the end of their engagement in an Instagram post that reads;
Thank you for all your love and support throughout this recent chapter of my life. Thank you now for your understanding with the news that Josh and I have decided to go our separate ways. We only wish the best for each other as we venture towards new horizons. #thesunalwaysrises.
The couple had planned to get married in Melbourne, Australia but vowed not to do so until gay marriage was legalized in Australia. In an interview with Red Magazine in 2018, Kylie Minogue said in a statement;
I never thought I would get married. Just going through “being engaged” seems like an experiment because I’d never as a girl or in all my life had a vision of getting married. It’s not something I needed or wanted. My parents never brought me up with the idea of a big marriage and I never had it as a goal.
As of March 2023, Joshua Sasse is happily married to his wife Louisa Ainsworth.
About Kylie Minogue’s relationship with Paul Solomons
Paul Solomons is a British entrepreneur well known for being the creative director of “Paul Solomons Studios”. He has also served as the former creative director of “British GQ” and “GQ Style Magazine”. He was born in 1975 in the United Kingdom. He is 48 years old as of March 2023.
Kylie Minogue and Paul Solomons first met each other via mutual friends in February 2018. Three months later, Paul attended Kylie’s 50th birthday party at London’s Chiltern Firehouse. The pair later posted a photo kissing at the event, making their relationship Instagram official. In February 2021, the pair sparked engagement rumours with English actress Billie Piper appearing to have accidentally revealed the news.
At the same time, Paul’s stepmother Gloria confirmed the rumours, saying;
She’s very nice, I’m thrilled they are engaged. It’s very exciting. But I’m sorry, I cannot tell you any more because I’ve been told not to. I respect my son and I respect Kylie too much to say anymore.
However, despite the news, Kylie’s representative declined the rumours, stating that the pair were not engaged and things between them hadn’t changed. In February 2023, the pair reportedly split after five years of dating.
According to reports, the relationship became difficult when Kylie Minogue returned to live in her native Australia after more than two decades of living in London. This led to the ex-couple parting ways.
Reports have it that Kylie Minogue initially wanted to keep the split a secret because she doesn’t want to be seen as unlucky in love. The pair were last spotted on the red carpet of the ABBA Voyage concert in May 2022.
Kylie Minogue’s kids
As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Kylie Minogue does not have any kids. In an interview with Sunday Times Style in May 2019, the singer revealed that her breast cancer battle prevented her from having children.
I was 36 when I had my diagnosis. Realistically, you are getting to the late side of things. I don’t want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what that would have been like. Everyone will say there are options, but I don’t know.