'It Was Not A Good Time' Kylie Minogue Opens Up About Her Painful Break-Up From Fiancé Joshua Sasse

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In February 2017, superstar songstress Kylie Minogue revealed the news that she had split with her fiancé Joshua Sasse, just a year after the couple announced the news that they were engaged.

The singer confirmed that she was dating the British actor back in 2015, but sadly the relationship didn't last.

The 49-year-old singer has so far kept relatively quiet on the split, simply stating at the time that "It wasn't meant to be, and so I look forward to moving on, richer for the experience."

But now, Kylie has broken her silence on the separation, confessing that the break-up from Joshua was "not a good time" - and that the painful split left her feeling "fragile".

The celebrated Australian singer however also admitted that working on her brand new album, Golden, provided a welcome escape from the heartache, and a light at the end of the tunnel.

Speaking to The Sun, she admitted, "The end of 2016 was not a good time for me.

"So when I started working on the album in 2017 it was, in many ways, a great escape,

"I was quite fragile when I started work on it but being able to express myself in the studio made quick work of regaining my sense of self - writing about various aspects of my life, the highs and lows, with a real sense of knowing and of truth. And irony. And joy."

While it didn't work out with Joshua, Kylie knows her music will always be there to comfort her.

"If there's one love that will always be there for you, it's music. Well, it is for me, anyway."

Kylie has previously spoken about having not yet found her ‘Mr Right', admitting that she's coming to terms with the fact that it may not happen for her at all.

Speaking to the Herald Sun shortly after she broke up with Joshua, she shared, "I haven't had the white picket fence and happy ever after in my life, so far, but perhaps that's just not my destiny.

"But I know love and I love to be in love."

Amy Hunt

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