Dan­nii’s warn­ing to Kylie: ‘Don’t marry Josh!’

The Aussie singer’s fam­ily knew Joshua spelled trou­ble

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Con­tents -

Kylie Minogue’s fans were left in to­tal shock last week when the singer an­nounced she’d split with her fi­ance Joshua Sasse.

But the news was no sur­prise to her Mel­bourne-based fam­ily, who Wo­man’s Day can re­veal played a key role in the singer’s de­ci­sion to call off her wed­ding.

In­sid­ers say Kylie’s younger sis­ter Dan­nii joined forces with their par­ents, Ron and Carol, to stage a dra­matic in­ter­ven­tion be­fore Christ­mas. The move was a des­per­ate bid to per­suade Kylie, 48, to call off her wed­ding to 29year-old Josh, who they feared was tak­ing her for a ride and us­ing her for her fame.

“Dan­nii found out some home truths about Joshua,” our in­sider ex­plains. “Af­ter that the fam­ily told Kylie she had to call off the wed­ding – and they re­ally put the pres­sure on.

“She ul­ti­mately had to choose be­tween Joshua and her fam­ily.”

Af­ter ru­mours sur­faced last week that Josh had a fling with 34-year-old Marta Mi­lans, his co-star on US TV rom-com No To­mor­row, Dan­nii’s con­cerns seem war­ranted. Some say it was Josh’s re­la­tion­ship with the Span­ish ac­tress that pushed Kylie over the edge, forc­ing her to heed her fam­ily’s ad­vice and kick Josh out of her house.

Josh’s in­ten­tions cer­tainly ap­pear du­bi­ous. Vin­nie Jones, Josh’s co-star on Gala­vant, says he had set his sights on Kylie be­fore she even ar­rived for her guest star role: “He was mov­ing into her ho­tel the night be­fore she came – on pur­pose.”

‘Dan­nii can suss out a bulls**t artist any­where, and she did not like Josh’

It’s un­der­stood 45-year-old Dan­nii never trusted Josh.

“She’s been spend­ing a lot of time in the UK film­ing her show,

Let it Shine, so she’s seen first­hand what Kylie’s re­la­tion­ship was like, and how shady and ma­nip­u­la­tive Joshua could be,” the friend says. “She re­peat­edly urged Kylie to dump him, but Kylie was blinded by love.

“It caused huge ten­sion in Dan­nii and Kylie’s re­la­tion­ship – which was tough as they’ve al­ways been so close.”

The for­mer X Fac­tor judge – pre­vi­ously a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for mar­riage equal­ity – even re­fused to join her sis­ter and Josh’s “Say I Do Down Un­der” cam­paign for same-sex mar­riage. It was a sure sign she wasn’t fully be­hind the cou­ple’s re­la­tion­ship. “I’m do­ing my own thing,” she said when asked about her own stance.

Last week fam­ily friend Peter Ford con­firmed the Minogues were “thrilled” Kylie had fi­nally seen the light and taken their ad­vice on board. “He was bad news,” Peter says of Josh. “They al­ways had con­cerns. Dan­nii is like a snif­fer dog – she can suss out a bulls**t artist any­where, and she did not like him.”

Af­ter an­nounc­ing the end of her en­gage­ment, Kylie thanked fans for their sup­port.

“Kylie even­tu­ally re­alised her fam­ily and friends were right,” our source ex­plains. “That gave her the courage to fi­nally pull the plug. Ev­ery­one is re­lieved she saw sense be­fore go­ing through with the wed­ding, but they’re also con­scious of how heart­bro­ken and crushed she is. They are all is ral­ly­ing round to sup­port her and en­sure she doesn’t make the same mis­takes again.”

Stephane Sed­naoui 1996-9899 9 He’s a French mu­sic video di­rec­tor. Tim Jef­feries 199899199 Also Elle Macpher­son’s ex, he’s known for his play­boy lifestyle. Dan­nii took a dis­like to Josh – and her hunch seems to have been spot on. James Good­ing 1998-019999 The Brit model sold his story af­ter their split. Olivier Martinez 2003-07 He sup­ported her through breast can­cer. An­dres Ve­len­coso 2008-13 In 2012 she said “He’s The One,” but it wasn’t so.

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