Dannii became a 'nightmare' after the birth of Ethan, forcing Kris Smith to distance himself from the 'Minogue corporation'
09:11 GMT, 5 April 2012
The stress of juggling motherhood and a career can be draining for anyone – let alone a globetrotting Minogue sibling.
But it has been reported that welcoming son Ethan into the world turned Dannii into a 'nightmare'.
It is alleged that her four-year romance with Kris Smith broke down because she became 'colder' after the birth of their 20-month-old tot.
'Nightmare': Dannii Minogue's baby joy is soon turned her 'cold', reportedly leading to her split with Kris Smith
Sydney's Daily Telegraph also report that Dannii's meddling parents contributed to Kris's departure.
He is believed to have walked away from 'Minogue Inc.' which her parents Ron and Carol managed.
A friend told the Australian paper: 'Kris is just an
easygoing guy… He's not up for all the stuff that goes along with
being part of the Minogue corporation.'
Broken-hearted Dannii, 40, is said to be recovering on holiday, bizarrely at a resort for newlyweds.
She is staying at honeymoon resort Hayman Island at the Great Barrier Reef
with son Ethan, while painting on a brave face to continue working on an assignment for cosmetics firm ModelCo.
No longer: The couple decided to separate after four years together
A source told The Sun: 'The place
was mostly full of loved-up couples. Dannii looked very lonely and miserable… She only
left her suite when she was needed for work.'
Dannii told fans via Twitter: 'Needing to retreat for a while. thank you for your ever loving support.'
Meanwhile, Englishman Kris is believed to want to remain in Australia in order to stay close to Ethan.
A source told The Daily Telegraph:
'Kris is and has been very much a hands-on dad and he wants to remain
in Australia. He loves it here… He loves the weather, the lifestyle, the relaxed people.'
Yesterday, it was reported there had been trouble in
paradise for a while as Kris became close with several female models who allegedly
played a part in the break-up.
Late last year, he was linked to Australian model Jennifer Hawkins after they modelled for the Myer department store together.
Taking a break from Twitter: Dannii confirmed she had split from Kris after four years together
'Mutual love and respect': Kris reiterated his ex's devotion to their son Ethan
They were forced to insist that they were just 'mates,' after Woman's
Day magazine reported that there was a 'chemistry between the two of
Photos also surfaced of him cosying up to Victoria's Secret model Jessica Hart, as well as being linked to model Lauren Phillips.
Yet now Dannii has confirmed the split
via Twitter, posting: 'It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris
and I have separated… our son Ethan remains our number one priority.'
Meanwhile, Mancunian model Kris wrote on
his page: '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.'
Parents: The couple have a 21-month-old son Ethan