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Kylie Minogue has spoken for the first time about breaking off her engagement.

Kylie Minogue has broken her silence on her recent split from fiance Joshua Sasse, admitting that a “happy ever after” may not be her “destiny”.

The Australian pop icon said she was an optimistic person and was looking forward to the future following the breakdown of her relationship with the 29-year-old English actor.

“It wasn’t meant to be and so I look forward to moving on, richer for the experience,” Minogue told the Sunday Herald Sun.

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However, the shock split seems to have shaken the 48-year-old’s confidence in finding a life partner.

“Well, I try to see the glass as half full… If the glass is half full, then yes,” she told interviewer Fiona Byrne.

“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. I know love and I love to be in love.”

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Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse in 2016. Source: Getty.

Minogue announced she and Sasse had broken off their year-long engagement with a symbolism-heavy post to Instagram earlier this month.

"Thank you now for your love and understanding with the news that Josh and I have decided to go our separate ways," she wrote next to an image of a sunrise.

"We wish only the best for each other as we venture towards new horizons."


The couple, who met on the set of the US TV show Galavant, announced their relationship status in November 2015, which was soon followed by their engagement in February 2016.

However, the pair publicly said they hadn't set a date for their nuptials and would not wed until same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia, with Sasse launching the 'Say I Do Down Under' campaign.

A week after the breakup the campaign was dropped, but a spokesperson told Mamamia it was not because their relationship ended.

"It was always a timed campaign that had a start and finish date," the spokesperson said. "The timing of the campaign was set last year and this has nothing to do with their relationship."

With that chapter of her life behind her, Minogue said she was looking forward to professional ventures, such as a new album and watching as a film she starred in hits screens.

"I’ve already started work on my new album. It’s been so rewarding and such a good tonic to be back in the studio," she told the Sunday Herald Sun.

"Also, I am looking forward to the Aussie film Flammable Children, being released later in the year. Working on that with Guy Pearce and other amazing actors was so much fun."