Model and recently evicted I’m a Celebrity contestant Kris Smith has shed rare light on his relationship with Dannii Minogue and the factors that led to their highly publicised split in 2012.
Speaking to fellow celebrity campmate Steve Price, the 38-year-old admitted he was the one to call time on the relationship, saying the move “ripped [his] heart out”.
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“It got to a point where Dannii – it wasn’t working for anyone.
“We didn’t wanna get in silly bickering arguments in front of Ethan. So the hardest thing I’ve had to do was leave.”
After meeting in Ibiza in 2008, Smith and Minogue welcomed baby Ethan two years later, the first child for them both. Ethan was just two years old when Minogue announced the couple’s separation on Twitter in 2012.
“[Ethan]was very young but I didn’t ever want to see him in an environment where it’s a little bit bitter or argumentative,” Smith said, adding, “all [he] ever wanted in life was to settle down with one woman and have kids with one woman.”
It certainly wasn’t the first time Smith made public elements of his private life while in the jungle, often discussing in vague detail his current relationship with ex-girlfriend Maddy King, whom he split with in October. In his time on the reality show, Smith admitted his relationship status is “complicated” but that the duo are still “talking”.