Dannii Minogue has confirmed that she and partner Kris Smith have separated.

The singer and Australia’s Got Talent judge announced the news over Facebook this morning.

“It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris and I have separated,” she wrote.

“We still care for each other and ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority.

“Needing to retreat for a while. Thank you for your ever loving continued support.”

There were rumours of relationship trouble for the pair last year after Minogue tweeted vague statements about betrayal and forgiveness just 10-months after the birth of their son.

“Never chase love. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it’s not worth having,” she tweeted in May 2011 according to a News of the World report.

“Forgiving someone doesn’t mean forgetting what they did. It simply means letting go of the hurt.”

The posts were reportedly removed soon afterwards.

Smith is a former rugby player-turned-model and fashion ambassador for Myer.

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