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Thursday 20 July 2017

Kylie Minogue on the impact cancer has had on her fertility: ‘It’s saddening and I’ve had to face those facts for a long time’

Kylie Minogue in Chloe at the V&A summer party in London.
Kylie Minogue in Chloe at the V&A summer party in London.
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Australian superstar Kylie Minogue has opened up about the possibility of starting a family with her fiancé Joshua Sasse and said her cancer battle has meant that she’ll have to explore other options.

The Grammy award-winner (48) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and underwent surgery and chemotherapy which has limited her chances of conceiving naturally.

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse
Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Kylie said she sometimes wonders about children and it is a situation she has had to learn to deal with in order to continue enjoying life.

“Who knows if a family is on my horizons? If that were to happen that would be incredible.

“When cancer strikes, you have to consider all that. Trust me, there’s a point when the next person says, ‘Well there are many options’, you want to scream.

"Of course it’s great that there are options. It’s marvellous there are options. But when you’re dealing with all the other stuff and things you took for granted are taken away from you, it’s like, yes, there are options but...”

Kylie Minogue and British fiance Joshua Sasse
Kylie Minogue and British fiance Joshua Sasse

"I guess you have those visions of what would my child look like, be it a boy or girl? What would I see of myself in them? That’s saddening but I’ve thought about it for a long time and I’ve had to face that for a long time,” she said.

The singer this year became engaged to Joshua Sasse, a British actor more than 20 years her junior. However the star says he is the old soul in their relationship.

“He’s an old soul – across the board, all of my friends have said it. I totally forget about it. He’s more old fashioned than me. I feel like the young one in the relationship,” said Kylie.

“We’re deliriously happy.”

Kylie Minogue in Chloe at the V&A summer party in London.
Kylie Minogue in Chloe at the V&A summer party in London.

Speaking earlier in the year, Kylie, who previously dated Olivier Martinez and Andres Velencoso, praised her long-term beau, describing him as "the love of my life."

"I have a love of my life which is just a beautiful thing. I am kind of on cloud nine most of the time because of Mr Joshua Sasse, my beau."

"People are pretty much leaving us to get on with it. I think the general consensus is, we kind of look right together. So even though on paper it might not look right, it just is right.

"Even if I try and act cool and natural, it's written all over my face that I am very happy," she added.

Kylie Minogue and boyfriend Joshua Sasse at Twickenham
Kylie Minogue and boyfriend Joshua Sasse at Twickenham

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