Dannii Minogue hurt by fling revelation
Australian star Dannii Minogue feels "incredibly raw" following Simon Cowell's comments on their alleged affair.
Cowell has reportedly spoken out about his feelings for the songstress during their time working together on the UK version of ‘The X Factor’.
The disclosure of his “crush” was made in The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, a book written by Tom Bower.
Dannii, who has recently split from her boyfriend of four years Kris Smith, the father of her 21-month-old
son Ethan, is thought to be enraged by Cowell’s comments.
“She’s understandably distraught by all of this coming out just as she’s struggling to cope with the breakdown of her relationship with Kris,” a source told British newspaper the Mirror.
“It was all such a long time ago and to have to deal with it now in the wake of the last few weeks is just too much. This is the last thing she wants to endure.”
Dannii and her associates feel that Simon’s remarks were tactless.
“It’s betrayal, pure and simple,” the insider continued. “And it looks now like Simon simply hired Dannii, used her then spat her out. If Simon revealed the intimate nature of their affair to anyone, it is ungentlemanly and a betrayal.”
The pair fuelled rumours of an affair after they were pictured seemingly holding hands in a car in 2008. Dannii denied that - saying it was the angle of the camera.