Kylie Minogue on why she called off her wedding to Joshua Sasse

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Kylie Minogue has opened up about the moment she and fiancé Joshua Sasse called off their engagement – and explained why it was 100% the right thing to do.

In 2017, Kylie Minogue confirmed that she and fiancé Joshua Sasse had called off their engagement – and she did it with all the grace, class, and positivity that we’ve come to expect from the Spinning Around singer.

Addressing an Instagram post to all the “lovers” of the world, she thanked fans for their support as she confirmed that she and Sasse have now gone their separate ways.

“Thank you for all your love and support during this recent chapter of my life,” she wrote at the time.

“Thank you now for your love and understanding with the news that Josh and I have decided to go our separate ways.”

She added: “We wish only the best for each other as we venture forwards towards new horizons.”

Now, in an incredibly honest interview with The Sunday Times, Minogue reveals that she flew to Thailand for a short holiday with her friends to help her get over the break-up.

“I just wanted to stop,” she says.

“I knew I needed to heal my… my physical system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown.”

Minogue adds that she only needed six days of recovery time, though, saying: “I think I reacted pretty quickly.

“I can take a nose dive pretty fast, but I won’t stay there long.”

A lot of that was due to the fact that, while she was away, Minogue realised that she had been getting married for all the wrong reasons.

“I went through all the motions of ‘This is what people do’,” she says, referring to the strict societal expectations that so many women are expected to adhere to: find a husband, get married, and settle down into a life of quiet domesticity (ideally while popping out a few sprogs along the way).

“But it wasn’t the right union. I’ve never been that woman, that girl who dreams of walking down the aisle.”

Minogue finishes by saying that she likes the idea of being in love, but much prefers having time for herself.

“I love romance and I love to feel in love or be in love,” she explains.

“I probably will do it [fall in love again]. What’s going to happen? Will it work? Probably won’t work. Might work. I’ll give it a try.

“But I’m not that bothered right at the minute, I’m enjoying being … how can I say this? Being fully within myself.”

We’d expect nothing less from Mingoue, to be honest: after all, this is the same woman who, just last year, demanded that everyone who keeps asking her when she’s planning to start a family to please, please stop it.

“Trust me, there’s a point when the next person who says, ‘Well, there are so many options’, you want to scream,” she said at the time.

Image: Rex Features 


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.