Kylie Minogue explains why she's decided to change her name

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Kylie Minogue’s name has been in the charts ever since she released the Locomotion back in 1987.

However the 48-year-old popstar has confirmed that’s all about to change, as she’s going to take fiancé Joshua Sasse’s surname when they tie the knot.

Explaining her decision, the Spinning Around singer said: “Sasse is a great name.

“Kylie Sasse is a great name… it’s a great stage name.”

She added: “Kylie Minogue has never exactly tripped off the tongue.”

But, despite making the decision to take her husband’s name, Minogue reassured fans that she would not be ditching her roots entirely.

“I’ll definitely be taking Sasse, but there will be Minogue in there somewhere,” she told the Daily Mail.

“Taking a different name makes a statement [and] nobody wants to be Mr Minogue. It takes a very strong man to put themselves in that position and I fully appreciate that.”

It is not the first time that Minogue has opened up about her relationship with Sasse; the British actor, who is 19 years her junior, got down on one knee during a trip to Switzerland in December 2015 – just five months after they began dating.

And Minogue couldn’t be more confident about their future together.

Describing her partner as an “old soul”, she explained that he often causes her to forget the age gap, and make her feel like the “young one in the relationship”.

However, she has stressed that they will not tie the knot until same-sex marriage is legalised in her homeland of Australia.

Until that day, the pair will continue to campaign for marriage equality, using their ‘Say I Do Down Under’ slogan in a bid to get the message across.

Minogue told OK! Magazine: “It was Josh’s idea to start this campaign and I’ve just been like his assistant.

“I’ve been right behind him the whole while because I think that noise coming from me, everyone’s heard it before.”

Speaking to Network Seven in October about his campaign, Sasse said: “When I found out that gay marriage was illegal in Australia, I was astounded.

“I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.”



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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.