Kylie Minogue: I do wonder what it would be like having children
Kylie Minogue has said she wonders what having children might have been like, but that she has accepted that she will not become a mother.
The Australian pop star, 50, said that she does have some regrets, although she tries not to dwell on them.
Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 36, which altered the course of her life.
She told Sunday Times Style magazine: “Realistically, you’re getting to the late side of things. And, while that wasn’t on my agenda at the time, it changed everything.
“I don’t want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what that would have been like.
“Everyone will say there are options, but I don’t know. I’m 50 now, and I’m more at ease with my life.
“I can’t say there are no regrets, but it would be very hard for me to move on if I classed that as a regret, so I just have to be as philosophical about it as I can.”
She added: “You’ve got to accept where you are and get on with it.”
Minogue, who has had a number of high-profile relationships over the years, said that she has never been heartbroken, but called her previous romances “mistakes”.
Referring to her relationship with Paul Solomons, GQ magazine’s creative director, Minogue said: “I’ve met someone who I feel good with. It feels right.”
She has previously dated the likes of late INXS star Michael Hutchence, French actor Olivier Martinez and British actor Joshua Sasse, to whom she was engaged until their split in 2017.
“I regret lying to myself,” Minogue said.
“Like, ‘This is OK’, and doing the merry dance. When that honest bit inside of you knows, but you’re busy covering it up? I regret doing that.
“It’s not fair on yourself…. But I don’t see myself doing it again.”
Minogue will take to the stage at Glastonbury Festival this year, performing in the Legend slot, 14 years after she was previously meant to appear at the event.
She was forced to pull out of her 2005 set at the festival due to her breast cancer diagnosis.
Of the forthcoming gig, Minogue said: “I’m bound to cry… It’s going to happen.
“When I was meant to be there, I watched from Australia. I was dealing with much bigger things back then, but when I’m there it will take me back to when I wasn’t there. But I’ll work through that.”
Read the full interview in Sunday Times Style.