Jason Donovan still can’t talk to Kylie Minogue about his rival’s brutal dumping
It’s been over three decades since Kylie Minogue brutally dumped Jason Donovan.
But the pain is still deep for the Dancing on Ice star, who admits he still can’t talk to her about their devastating breakup.
“It was an extremely painful separation and, without a doubt, it took a long time to get over it. Years, definitely,” he told the Mirror in 2016.
The young actors met on the set of Australian soap Neighbors and both were turned into superstars.
The 1987 on-screen marriage between their characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell was watched by 19.6 million people and is still hailed as the most iconic television wedding of all time.
They both launched careers in music, singing together in the hit classic Especially For You in 1988, but their relationship spilled over into real life.
For three years the young couple were deeply in love, but as their careers exploded it meant that they were often separated as they both traveled the world promoting their music.
And one heartbreaking day, Kylie went devastating to end her romance with blonde bombshell Jason.
Jason was working in New York City, while Kylie was in Japan when he received the heartbreaking phone call.
It was bad enough that the call came from halfway around the world, but what only made matters worse was his new choice of man.
Kylie had met and fell in love with a bad rock boy, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
More than three decades later, the Too Many Broken Hearts singer still finds it painful to talk about it.
Jason explained, “It was bad enough that she ran off with anyone, but she ran into the arms of the greatest rock god of the day, the very type I secretly wanted to be.” .
“It was a big punch to take.”
Kylie and Michael were a couple for two years and remained close friends until her tragic death.
There might be another reason Jason and Kylie’s relationship didn’t work out.
Appearing in Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Jason confessed that his own jealousy for his solo success likely contributed to his separation from Kylie.
“I knew I was in love with her when she pulled it off on her own,” he told Piers.
“It was a jealousy thing.
“I could see her walk away. I’m sure it happened before that, but it wasn’t until I saw her go in one direction, I thought I was going to lose her.”
Jason then married Angela Malloch, with whom he shares children Jemma, Zac and Molly.
Since breaking up with Jason, Kylie has lived through her fair share of heartache.
After her relationship with Michael broke up, Kylie moved on with model James Gooding.
They dated for three years and when their romance fell apart James did a bitter kiss and tell interview where he confessed to cheating and described Kylie as a “self-obsessed, practically friendless, maniac. of control “.
Injured Kylie healed her broken heart with French actor Olivier Martinez, who was her “rock” after her devastating breast cancer diagnosis in 2005.
She said to Elle: “On some dark days I would be lying on the bathroom floor crying and he was like,” OK, honey, you can cry for five minutes, then I take you on the bike. go around Paris. “
The couple dated for five years before calling time on their relationship in 2007 when they released a joint statement criticizing rumors he had cheated.
He said: “Olivier Martinez and Kylie Minogue have officially confirmed that they are no longer a couple. They have made it clear that the decision to separate was mutual and friendly.
“The false accusations of media disloyalty saddened them both. The two remain very close friends.”
In 2008, singer Can’t Get You Out Of My Head began a love affair with Spanish model Andres Velencoso, who was 10 years her junior.
The pair blamed their busy schedules on the split and the following year Kylie admitted it was a tough breakup.
“I was very sad. You come out on the other side of that, being super busy and on the cusp of so many new things helps move forward,” she said.
“It was an amicable separation, I still love Andres, he’s the nicest guy, he’s the coolest guy.”
Kylie finally thought she had found “the one” when she started dating Joshua Sasse.
Despite their age gap – the actor was 29 against 47 for Kylie – the couple got engaged and the singer was keen to start a family.
But she broke off their engagement in 2017 when it was rumored that Joshua was cheating on her with another actress.
But now it looks like the pint-sized singer has finally found her happiness with GQ boss Paul Solomons.
The Aussie star burst out at her man, saying, “Who says you can’t be silly and romantic later in life? Especially when you find such good, true love.”
This week, the couple denied getting engaged after rumors began to swirl.
Paul’s stepmother Gloria Solomons, married to her father Mark for 34 years, earlier told the Daily mail she was “delighted that they were engaged”.
She added, “But, I’m sorry I can’t tell you more because I’ve been told not to. I respect my son and I respect Kylie too much to say more.”
However, stating that the reports were “not true,” Kylie’s rep told the couple’s Mirror: “They are happy as they are.”