Dannii Minogue has opened up about the heartache she felt when she found out she was pregnant, knowing her sister Kylie was desperate to start a family.
It Was Kylie Who Wanted Kids, Not Me
In an interview the Sunday Telegraph Magazine in the UK, she says, “Growing up it was Kylie who always wanted kids and I never did. When my brother Brendan had his little boy (Charles, now 10) I hadn’t a clue how to hold him. I remember being really impressed by Kylie because she just instinctively knew what to do.”
She continued, “When he was a bit older, she’d be the one rolling on the floor with him, making him laugh his head off and I’d be thinking: ‘What do I do?’”
With Kylie’s cancer battle leaving her unable to have children, Dannii has realised just how blessed she is.
“It’s a great sadness for her, it’s a great sadness for me and it’s also made me really understand how blessed I was to be a mother. Kylie wrote a song called Flower about how she feels about motherhood. It’s so beautiful it makes me cry. But you just don’t know what is going to happen in life.”
Kylie the awesome aunty
Although not having a child of her own, Kylie is absolutely amazing with Dannii’s son, Ethan, with Dannii explaining: “When I got pregnant I was completely shocked. But having a baby is everything. Kylie has been incredible with Ethan. She just loves him — I love to see them together.” Dannii and her ex-partner, Kris Smith, share custody of their five-year-old son, with Kris sharing an appreciation post at Christmas time.
Being absent from the UK screens for more than six years, Dannii, 45, returned this year, becoming a judge on BBC’s Let It Shine. Being part of the judging panel with Spandau Ballet-bassist-turned-actor Martin Kemp, they are searching for five young performers to play members of Take That in an upcoming West End show based on their story.
Kylie is engaged to British actor Joshua Sasse, and the 48-year-old opened up to The Sunday Telegraph last month about facing the reality of motherhood after cancer.
“When cancer strikes, you have to consider all of that. Trust me, there’s a point when the next person who says, ‘Well, there are many options,’ you want to scream. Of course, it’s great there are options. It’s marvellous there are options!
“But when you’re dealing with all the other stuff and things that you took for granted are taken away from you, it’s like, yes, there are options. But I have three nephews who I am crazy about, so I’m good at being an aunty.”
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