Kris speaks of split

Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith
Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith

MALE model Kris Smith has spoken out for the first time since announcing his split from singer Dannii Minogue.

Kris, whose dad works in Wigan town centre, opened up on Australian TV show The Circle.

The 33-year-old said: “It’s a struggle, but you know we’re the best of friends and we have a massive mutual respect for one another.

“Just taking it one day at a time.”

He added their 21-month-old son Ethan was “a blessing” at such a difficult time, adding: “He just picks you up every single day.”