Dannii Minogue has announced, via her Twitter account that she has split from her partner Kris Smith, the father of her son Ethan. The message that she posted earlier today (April 4, 2012) read "It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated. We still care for each other & ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority." She later added a further message, thanking her followers for their messages of support: "Hi Tweet peeps. Needing to retreat for a while. Thank you for your ever loving continued support."
Kris also made mention of the split via his own account. He wrote "Dannii and I have a deep mutual love and respect for each other and although things have not worked out we have a gorgeous son together that we both love and implore everyone to respect our privacy at this challenging time." Dannii met Kris (a former rugby league player) in 2008 after they met clubbing in Ibiza. They initially lived together in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to England to raise Ethan, who is now 21 months old. In the past, Dannii has been romantically linked to Craig Logan of the 1980s pop band Bros and she was once engaged to the racing driver Jacques Villeneuve.