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Kris Smith Opens Up About His Split With Dannii Minogue

'It absolutely ripped my heart out'

Kris Smith opened up about his painful split from Dannii Minogue on Thursday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here.

Chatting to fellow contestant Steve Price for the jungle radio segment, he gave a tell-all interview about their relationship. 

He reveals that he met Dannii at a nightclub when he was celebrating his 30th birthday while on holiday.

“I ripped the dance floor up and I turn around and see a woman, she’s in the VIP area,” he explained. “She’s looking at me and I go, ‘Oh, nice.’”

Smith was then approached by Minogue’s security guard.

“He said, ‘What’s your name?’ I asked why. He said, ‘Dannii wants to meet you.’ [Now] she’s the mother of my child,” he said.

The pair soon became inseparable and Smith ended up postponing his flight home thanks to the help of a generous friend.

“I told mates I was on holiday with. A mate, Steve, came up [with] an envelope, a birthday card,” he said.

“He’d bought me a new ticket home and enough to stay there. Without him none of that [relationship and child] happens.”

The couple were together for four years, and share a son, Ethan, together however Smith said he ended up leaving Minogue because they were constantly fighting.

“It got to a point where Dannii – it wasn’t working for anyone,” he shared.

“We didn’t want to get in silly bickering arguments in front of Ethan. So the hardest thing I’ve had to do was leave.

“[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.

“All I ever wanted in life was to settle down with one woman and have kids with one woman,” he said.

He later added: “Yeah, it absolutely ripped my heart out but it was for the best.”

Smith was evicted from the jungle on last night’s episode, along with The Bachelor’s Keira Maguire.

This article originally appeared on WHO 

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