DivorceDannii Minogue: Bio, Failed Marriage to Julian McMahon, Other Facts

Dannii Minogue: Bio, Failed Marriage to Julian McMahon, Other Facts

Dannii Minogue (53) is a multitalented entertainer who became popular as a singer, actress, and television personality. Famed for works such as Young Talent Time and her hit song Love and Kisses, she started her career at a tender age after being discovered in a talent hunt show in 1983.

While she has recorded many successes in her professional career, her personal life has not been so successful. Dannii was previously married to Julian McMahon but after only a year, the pair went their separate ways in divorce. Here is all to know about her and her love life thus far.

Quick Profile of Dannii Minogue
  • Full Name: Dannii Jane Minogue
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Date of birth: 10 October 1971
  • Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Relationship Status: dating
  • Boyfriend: Adrian Newman
  • Previous relationships: 4
  • Parents: Ronald Charles Minogue and Anne Carol Minogue
  • Siblings: Kylie Minogue and Brendan Minogue
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Children: Ethan Kris Smith
  • Height:5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)
  • Husband: Julian McMahon (divorced)
  • Instagram: @danniiminogue
  • Twitter: @DanniiMinogue

Background of the Famous Multitalented Entertainer

The actress was born Dannii Jane Minogue on 10 October 1971 which means she is currently 53 years old. She was birthed in Melbourne, Australia to her parents, Ronald Charles Minogue, an accountant, and Anne Carol Minogue, a dancer.

Dannii was brought up together with two siblings, Kylie Minogue and Brandan Minogue and she got her education from a combined junior and senior high school in Camberwell Australia.

She had an interest in acting and singing since she was a little girl, drawing inspiration from her older sister who is also a singer. With the support of her father and teacher, she was able to get a start in the entertainment scene and grow therein.

Dannii Minogue was Married To Julian McMahon For Only A Year

Dannii Minogue has thus far, had a rather interesting and busy love life. The 53-year-old talented beauty got married once to fellow Australian actor, Julian McMahon. It was reported that the dup first met in the early 1990s and after dating for a few years, they got married in 1994.

Unfortunately, the marriage was not meant to last as only a year later, Dannii Minogue and her husband at the time, went divorced. The failed marriage to the actor was on the grounds of a strained relationship with his mom, which Dannii described as frustrating. In an interview, she said her mother-in-law would not want to talk to her and would not even come closer to her.

Distance also seemed to be another reason why they divorced as Dannii Minogue’s husband and the singer lived apart for most of their marriage; while she was in America, he was in Australia.

Other Interesting Facts about the Australian Born


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1. She Started her Career at an Early Age of 7

Dannii Minogue started her career at a very tender age, appearing in TV series like Skyways at 7. She made quick impressions in a talent hunt discovery show which saw her rose to prominence in the early 80s.

What happened to be her main breakthrough came in the late 1980s when she landed a role in the TV series Home and Away. Apart from acting, she also gained global recognition as a singer. She started her singing career at age 19 and has ever since had a total of 8 musical albums. Some of her notable albums are:

  • Love and Kisses (1991)
  • Get Into You (1993)
  • Girl (1997)
  • Neon Nights (2003)

In addition to that, she has been on diverse TV shows as a judge including The X-Factor (2007), Australia’s Got Talents (2007), and The Masked Singer (2019).

2. Dannii Minogue is not the only member of her family in entertainment

As indicated, the singer’s sister, Kylie Minogue is also in the entertainment business. More than that, Kylie who has risen to become the highest-selling female musician in the country and also a talented actress, is more popular than Dannii. Kylie Ann Minogue began her career in 1979 and would go on to become the main inspiration for her younger sister to get into music.

Her mother, Anne Carol Minogue used to be in the same industry, although as a ballet dancer. Her brother, Brendan Minogue is a camera operator.

3. Minogue Once Posed Naked For the Playboy Magazine

Dannii Minogue once posed naked for the popular playboy magazine in 1995. She revealed that although her family was not in support of it, she posed for the magazine because she had to pay off her debts.

The famous TV personality received many awards for her hard work. She was nominated for over 20 awards in the entertainment industry and won a few others. Some notable awards won are:

  • TV personality of the year (Glamour Women of the Year 2011)
  • Most popular talents show (National Television Awards 2007)
  • Best Pop Release –Neon Nights (ARIA Awards 2003)

4. She has not walked down the aisle again since her divorce

More than 2 decades since her marriage to Julian ended, Dannii is still yet to tie the knot again, although she has been in numerous high-profile relationships in the past. Among her most known relationships was with Jacques Villeneuve whom she was involved from 19999 to 2001 and were engaged at a point. In 2008, she started another relationship with Kris Smith, but that also came to an end in 2012. Before Kris, she dated Craig Logan.

On the other hand, Dannii Minogue’s ex-husband, McMahon has walked down the aisle two times more. He got married to Brooke Burns in 1991, but the union came to an end in 2001, and then in 2014, he got married yet another time to his current wife, Kelly Paniagua.

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5. Dannii Minogue’s boyfriend is Adrian Newman

Danni Minogue is currently dating Adrian Newman a songwriter and a producer, they met two years after she announced her split with the ex-rugby player. The Australian-born and her new boyfriend are currently happy together, as they both were sighted at her 50th birthday celebration at a picnic.

6. She became a mother at the age of 39

The talented TV star became a mother for the first and only time thus far, in 2010 when she was 39 years old, following the birth of her son, Ethan Edward Minogue Smith. Dannii Minogue’s son was birthed from her relationship with her former partner, Kris Martin.

7. The net worth of Dannii Minogue

Dannii Jane Minogue has a net worth that is currently estimated at $25 million. She made her fortune from her thriving careers as an actress, singer, and TV personality. While what she rakes in as salary for her shows and performances is not known, it was revealed that she was paid a whopping $500,000 for appearing on The Masked Singer.

The musician has endorsement deals that add up to her source of wealth. She has deals with various brands including Etihad Airlines in 2008 and Cover Girls Cosmetics.

Dannii holds an investment stock with Property Holdings and she has restaurants in Australia called the Fat Minogue Burger chain, a football team named The Melbourne Angels, a brand that sells perfume named Pure Wonder Minogue, and a fashion line called Dannii Minogue Seduction. All of these are major contributors to her fortune.

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