Friday 21 October 2016

From Jean-Claude Van Damme to Prince Albert of Monaco, we look back at Kylie Minogue's exes

Sasha Brady

Published 19/02/2016 | 14:04

Kylie Minogue is rumoured to be engaged to her boyfriend of five months Joshua Sasse.
Kylie Minogue is rumoured to be engaged to her boyfriend of five months Joshua Sasse.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue (R) and her ex partner, Spanish model Andres Velencoso in 2013
Kylie Minogue and Olivier Martinez
Rupert Penry-Jones. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Photographer Stephane Sednaoui. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine 2015)
Evan Dando of The Lemonheads. Photo: Getty Images
Kylie Minogue and Jean-Claude Van Damme star in Street Fighter
Prince Albert II of Monaco smiles at the 2007 World Music Awards held at the Sporting Club on November 4, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
She was a squeaky clean pop princess so when Kylie Minogue started dating rocker bad boy Michael Hutchence, eyebrows were raised. The INXS singer, who died in 1997 aged 37 wrote 'Suicide Blonde' for her and once listed his favourite hobby as "corrupting Kylie".
Let it go: Kylie and Jason in happier days.

With the news that Kylie Minogue (47) is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend of five months Joshua Sasse (28), we look back at her previous relationships.

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Andres Velencoso (2008-2013)


The pair were said to have enjoyed a 'rock-solid' relationship but they split after five years of dating. Kylie said of the break up: " I was very sad. You come out the other side of that, being super busy and on the cusp of so many new things helps to move on.

"It was an amicable separation, I still love Andres, he's the nicest guy, he's the coolest guy."

Olivier Martinez (2003-2007)

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Kylie dated the Paris-born model for four years. The singer said that she believed that he was "the one", especially after he supported her through breast cancer following her diagnosis at the age of 36 but they called it quits in 2007 and he went on to date Halle Berry.

James Gooding (1999 - 2002)

Kylie and James Gooding dated for three years but the English model was rumoured to have been unfaithful to the pop star and when the relationship ended, he sold revealing 'kiss-and-tell' tales to the tabloids.

Rupert Penry-Jones (1999)


They dated for nine months in 1999. “I thought I was one of the luckiest men in the world,” Rupert said. “And to be honest I couldn’t believe it would last longer than a week. She’s an extremely free spirit.” The Whitechapel actor is now married to Irish actress Dervla Keenan.

Stephane Sednaoui (1996 - 1998)


French film director and photographer Stephane Sednaoui dated the pop star from 1996-1998 after forging a career making videos for Madonna, U2, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Evan Dando (1994)  

The Australian singer is said to have had a brief fling with The Lemonheads frontman in 1994.

Jean-Claude Van Damme (1994)


The 'Muscles from Brussels' claims he had a fling with Kylie, his Street Fighter co-star in 1994. He told The Guardian newspaper that they dated "in Thailand" but his memory is hazy. Hmm...

Albert 11, Prince of Monaco (1993)


The pint-sized popstar was rumoured to have enjoyed a lunch date with the Prince of Monaco in 1993. That doesn't qualify as a relationship but it gives a little bit of context to the next part.

In 2002, at the World Music Awards in Monaco, Kylie claimed the Prince allegedly 'fondled' her bum.

“It was enough of a shock for him to pick me up in the first place but I certainly didn’t expect him to be all hands. It was a bit embarrassing, although he acted like nothing had happened," she told The Sun newspaper at the time.

Lenny Kravitz (1991)


Kylie reportedly had a brief fling with the rocker in 1991. Kravitz told The Mirror: "She has the best a*se in Britain … and I can attest to that."

Michael Hutchence (1989 - 1991)


Kylie dated the late INXS frontman from 1989 until 1991. She later said of the relationship: “I had never met anyone like that I was probably not very cool then and he was uber-cool and somehow we met in the middle. I love seeing pictures of then because he was so proud.”

Jason Donovan (1984 - 1989)


The Neighbours co-stars were a couple both on and off-screen and were *the* couple of the 80's. As Ramsay Street's Charlene and Scott, they got married and lived happily ever after but in real life the relationship ended when Jason claims Kylie "dumped" him for Michael Hutchence. The hair! We would have thought that a shared disregard for frizz smoothing products would have kept the couple together but clearly not.

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