Saturday 15 December 2018

Kylie Minogue reveals she 'had a nervous breakdown' after split with fiancé Joshua Sasse

Kylie Minogue (L) and Joshua Sasse attend the World Premiere after party of
Kylie Minogue (L) and Joshua Sasse attend the World Premiere after party of "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" at Liberty on June 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Joshua Sasse and Kylie Minogue (Ian West/PA)
Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena attend the VIP Launch of the Australian Music Vault at the Arts Centre Melbourne on December 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
Kylie Minogue attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Singer Kylie Minogue revealed she had a "nervous breakdown" after ending her engagement to Joshua Sasse last year.

The 49-year-old pop superstar famously called time on her relationship in February 2017 amid allegations of his infidelity and she told the Sunday Times she felt "broken" after the split. During their year long romance, Kylie often spoke about how she and the British actor (29) were "deliriously happy" and her excitement at their upcoming wedding.

"I just wanted to stop, I think it's called a nervous breakdown," she said.

She took time off work and flew to Thailand to allow herself time to heal and concluded that "it wasn't the right union", which gave her comfort.

Joshua Sasse and Kylie Minogue (Ian West/PA)
Joshua Sasse and Kylie Minogue (Ian West/PA)

"I've never been that woman, that girl who dreams of walking down the aisle," she added.

"Of course I wonder what that would be like but, your destiny is your destiny and I can't imagine, if by some miracle I got pregnant … at this point in my life, I wonder, could I even manage that?"

In 2016, she spoke of her intentions to take his surname, saying "nobody wants to be Mr Minogue".

"I’ll definitely be taking Sasse but there will be Minogue in there somewhere. Taking a different name makes a statement," she told YOU magazine.

Kylie Minogue attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kylie Minogue attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"Nobody wants to be Mr Minogue. It takes a very strong man to put themselves in that position and I fully appreciate that.

"The world around you sees it differently and a lot of guys can’t deal with that. When I look into Josh’s eyes, he is all I see and that makes me very happy."

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