The Aussie pop princess has opened up about her cancer battle and motherhood in a revealing new interview.
Kylie Minogue has been in the spotlight for over 20 years. Along the way, she's endured constant scrutiny from the media about every aspect of her life - including her, sometimes tumultuous, love life.
And now the notoriously private pint-sized singer has spoken publicly to the UK's Sunday Times magazine about her relationship with fiancé, British actor Joshua Sasse, as well as potential plans to have children of her own.
“Who knows if a family is on any one of my horizons? If that were to happen, that would be incredible,” she said, also acknowledging that as time goes by, it becomes "a different kettle of fish."
The 48-year-old star was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 when she was 37, which obviously had a huge impact on her path to becoming a parent.
“When cancer strikes, you have to consider all of that. Trust me, there’s a point when the next person who says, ‘Well, there are many options,’ you want to scream. Of course, it’s great there are options. It’s marvellous there are options! But when you’re dealing with all the other stuff and things that you took for granted are taken away from you, it’s like, yes, there are options, but ...”
Kylie went on to gush about her nephews, including sister Dannii's little boy, six-year-old Ethan.
“But I have three nephews who I am crazy about, so I’m good at being an auntie.”
She also admits she's often thought about what her own kids would look like.
“I guess you have those visions of, God, what would my child look like, be it a boy or a girl? What would I see of myself in them? That’s saddening, but I’ve thought about it for a long time and I’ve had to face that for a long time.”
Kylie also chatted about her relationship with current beau Joshua, who is almost 20 years her junior.
“He’s an old soul — across the board, all of my friends have said it. I totally forget [the age gap], unless you’re referencing a TV show from [ages ago] ... I’ll go, ‘Oh, don’t worry about that,’ ” she told the magazine.
“He’s more old-fashioned. I feel like the young one in the relationship.”
The pair reportedly began dating in 2015 and were engaged in February this year. The live together in London but recently returned to Australia for the ARIA Awards.
They are also staunch advocates for marriage equality and have said they won't marry until the laws for same-sex marriage in Australia change.
“Australia is the last English speaking part of the western world that is yet to catch up. It is just a complete shock,” he said during an interview on Sunrise earlier in the year.
“I simply can’t fathom on any level,whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation,” he added.