Danni Minogue in Port Douglas
Split . . . Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith. Photo: Janie Barrett
DANNII Minogue has been so unlucky in love after announcing her split from partner Kris Smith. The parents of son Ethan experienced tension over their high-profile careers and schedules, Minogue as a judge on Channel Seven's Australia's Got Talent and Smith as a model for Myer. The duo patched things up last May but the cracks persisted, with Minogue tweeting yesterday that she needed to ''retreat for a while'' and Smith tweeted about their ''deep mutual love and respect''. Minogue has been at the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas, possibly reflecting that love can be a mirage, and back home she has two shoulders to lean on - the J'Aton designers Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino, who are close friends. News of the split may have created a ''ding, ding, ding'' moment for Seven's publicists wanting to crank up stories about the talent show returning on April 16. Minogue is due at the Logies the night before, a celebrity break-up may warm the hearts of the bosses with their magnifying glass over the ratings.