Kylie Minogue and Andres Velencoso have split after five years together, with Kylie’s rep confirming the news to the London Sun. No reason or statement has been given, but the Daily Mail says the couple spent a lot of time apart and that Kylie’s workload had increased as she’s working on her twelfth studio album and has signed on to be a coach on the next series of The Voice UK. She’s also embarking on a world tour next year. Kylie and Andres, a Spanish model who owns a cafe in Spain, started dating after meeting on the set of a shoot for Kylie’s perfume range in 2008. The split is said to be amicable.
Did you watch the ARIAs last night? No sweat if you didn't, because we've got a highlights package from last night's red carpet to get you up to speed with who-wore-what at the Australian music industry's night of nights. We're nominating Kimbra (of Gotye goodness) for best dressed, who wowed us in her Jamie Lee lilac party dress, as well as a Missy Higgins who skipped the usual fancy-frock routine in favour of an alluring lace top and scarlet trouser combo courtesy of Lover. There were a dozen interpretations of the black dress on show, but it was Kylie Minogue's ruffled/sheer gown from Richard Nicol's S/S '12 collection that took the cake. Want to see it all? Step this way and take your front row seat for all the frock-action from the 2011 ARIA Awards!
Kylie and Dannii Minogue both hit the 2011 ARIA Awards red carpet at Allphones Arena in black dresses today, but both showcased very different styles! Kylie, who was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, showed off her sexy legs in a dress with a sheer skirt, and was escorted by her boyfriend Andres Velencoso. Dannii, meanwhile, covered up in a draped gown, and shared her excitement for her sister’s big honour on Twitter. It’s the 25th anniversary of the ARIAs and lots of other stars are there, including Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, and Good Charlotte brothers Joel and Benji Madden! Weigh in on all the fashion and beauty looks by voting on FabSugar and BellaSugar’s polls.
Australian music guru Molly Meldrum landed an interview with long-time friend Kylie Minogue for Sunday Night. He chatted with the diminutive pop star on the eve of her big Aphrodite Les Folies tour in Scandinavia (yes, it’s coming to Australia!) about her big comeback and what lies ahead for the future. He got a preview of the amazing, water-filled sets and some of her exciting, Greek mythology-inspired costumes. The big talking point, of course, was her fight with breast cancer, and Kylie has just celebrated her five-year cancer-free mark. When Molly commented on how brave she seemed during her battle, she said, “You might’ve seen the bravery. I don’t think the public really saw . . . well, I stayed indoors, and it was my family who supported me through really rottened up moments.”
In promos for Sunday Night all week we’d seen Kylie wiping tears from her eyes and having to leave the room during their interview. Which moment really touched her? When Molly said she had inspired so many girls to go out and have tests for cancer. After making a quick return to her seat she told him, “Now let me just tell you. The reason that that gets me is — and I think the greatest part of my job and what I do — is the humanity of it. And there are certain moments where that really cuts through.”
Can you believe it was almost six years ago that Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer? The fearless Aussie songstress underwent chemotherapy and now she’s approaching the crucial five-year all-clear mark. To celebrate the occasion she’ll be in Germany with friends and her boyfriend Andres Velencoso, and she told the Herald Sun:
I feel like I’m back with all guns blazing. I’ll have a few mixed emotions on the day. I wanted to do a concert but now I’m on tour myself. I don’t know what to do. Obviously, it’s going to be exciting but it’s also going to be surreal and momentous and a bit scary.
She has also stopped taking medication even though last year she was still taking them. She called it her “safety net,” and as for life without it? “We’ll see . . .” Not that she has much time to dwell on some of the darkest years of her life. She’s already kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark and is looking better than ever!
January Jones and Rose Byrne posed together at the Lacoste VIP Lounge during the World Tour Tennis Finals in London on Monday. The girls joined Kylie Minogue and Brooklyn Decker in the stands earlier in the afternoon to watch Rafael Nadal defeat Andy Roddick in a singles match. January is making the social rounds in the UK, having also stepped out recently to attend a fashionable charity event hosted by Donatella Versace. The Mad Men star apparently has a great relationship with Donatella's brand, as January was selected as the new face of Versace and has already been photographed by Mario Testino for an upcoming Spring 2011 ad campaign.
Kylie Minogue stayed close to Andres Velencoso as the couple watched Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick compete in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. Kylie is getting into the spirit of the upcoming holiday season by recording a carol, discussing Christmas shopping on a UK radio show, and taking part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow. Kylie recently refuted reports she's on a water diet, and she took to Twitter again to deny claims she wants Dannii to leave The X Factor.
Remember a few weeks ago, when we showed you pictures of Kylie Minogue’s for-sale posh London apartment? As gorgeous as that crash pad was, Kylie’s moved on, and apparently her new digs is a mansion right around the corner. It’s the first time she’s bought a house—and the first time she’s moved in with a boyfriend, with news she’s setting up a home with Andres Velencoso. She said:
“I’m so happy. This year has been full of lots of lovely sparkling new things. Me and Andres have just set up home in a new place. It’s slightly bigger . . . The new place is more appropriate for my current situation and my family. It feels like a new start in life.”
A bigger house? “Current situation”? A “new start”? All signs are pointing to one thing: that Kylie is ready to settle down and start a family. Kylie also spoke to The Sun about how fast her nephew Ethan is growing, saying, “He’s really long and he’s gorgeous. The tall gene has officially entered the Minogue family!” Seems like someone could be feeling clucky!
Josh Duhamel gets romantic with co-stars Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin—Just Jared
Kylie cuddles up to Andres at Melbourne Airport—Pop UK
Newlywed Orlando Bloom spends a night at the Chateau Marmont sans Miranda—People
Gisele does damage control after controversial breastfeeding comments—Us Weekly
Laurence Fishburne is "very hurt" by his daughter's decision to do porn—TMZ
Did Blake Lively try and steal a role from Scarlett Johansson? —Celebitchy
Bristol Palin calls off her engagement to Levi Johnston AGAIN—People
Kylie Minogue and Andres Velencoso Segura are still going strong—Daily Telegraph
Shocker! Heidi and Spencer Pratt's split is fake—Us Weekly
Carla Bonner quits Neighbours—TV Tonight
Sophie Monk hits the massage parlour—Hollywood Tuna
Rose Byrne gets raunchy in a sexy photo spread—GQ
Saved by the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar and wife split after 14 years—People