Dannii Minogue splits from partner of four years

Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue breaks up with partner Photo: ITV News

Dannii Minogue has split up with her partner of four years Kris Smith, the father of her son.

The former X Factor judge, 40, revealed her "sadness" over the break-up on Twitter.

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It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated. We still care for each other & ask for (cont) http://t.co/oIGHiMdk

She wrote: "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."

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old model and former rugby league star Smith also used Twitter to announce the break up.

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"Dannii and I have a deep mutual love and respect for each other and although things have not worked out we have (cont) http://t.co/yZ9pQJxS

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."