MANCHESTER hunk Kris Smith has split from long term partner Dannii Minogue.
Kris, whose dad works in Wigan town centre, met the singer in Ibiza during 2008 and they became parents to Ethan in July 2010.
Over the last few months there has been speculation that their relationship had been placed under pressure due to Dannii’s busy work schedule and this week the former X Factor judge confirmed the split on Twitter.
She wrote: “It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris and I have separated.
“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.”
She also thanked followers for their “ever loving continued support”.
Kris, a model, also took to Twitter to speak of the split.
His Twitter bio states: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. Not really sure what my job is any more. But I do know I love my boy more than life.”
He also Tweeted: “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.”
It was reported by the Australian media that Kris moved out of their home in Melbourne around two weeks ago.