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Kylie Minogue confirms new romance with Paul Solomons at her lavish 50th birthday bash

It's Insta official!

By Bella Brennan

Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue has rung in her milestone 50th birthday by going public with her new romance with British GQ creative director Paul Solomons.

Taking to Instagram, the singer shared a loved-up snap from inside her lavish bash at London hot spot the Chiltern Firehouse, which showed her and Paul in a passionate embrace sharing a kiss.

She simply captioned it "Birthday girl."

This marks the first time the couple have been pictured together on social media.

Paul also posted the same picture and caption on his Instagram page.

Kylie and Paul's romance was first reported in April by The Sun, who revealed the couple had hit it off after being set up by a friend in February.

However in the aftermath of her devastating split with Joshua Sasse, the I Should Be So Lucky hitmaker reportedly wanted to take things slow.

"Kylie's in no rush to get into a serious relationship, but she's enjoying the attention," a source explained.

"It's no secret she was left feeling very bruised and vulnerable after her break-up. She needed time by herself to get over it. Now she feels ready to move on. Both Kylie and Paul are keen to keep their close friendship under wraps," the insider continued.

It's believed Paul, who is in his 40s, is a world away from the young toyboys Kylie usually goes for and is a creative professional who has worked for publications like Marie Claire before landing his gig at British GQ.

And it looks like the cute couple are finally ready to share their love with the world!

Naturally fans and friends alike inundated the photo with well-wishes.

"Awww is that you and Paul?!!" One fan asked.

"Happy birthday! And what a lucky man Mr. @paulsolomonsgq is," another commented.

"Hope this guy is deserving of you Ms Minogue," a third added.

Meanwhile Kylie's glamorous bash at the Chiltern Firehouse boasted a Rolodex full of A-list stars that could have rivalled the royal wedding guest list including her former Neighbours co-stars Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce, Spice Girl Mel C and singer James Blunt.

It's a *Neighbours* reunion! Jason Donovan steps out for the birthday bash.
It's a Neighbours reunion! Jason Donovan steps out for the birthday bash.
Followed by Guy Pearce!
Followed by Guy Pearce!
Singer James Blunt was joined by his wife Sofia Wellesley for the VIP do.
Singer James Blunt was joined by his wife Sofia Wellesley for the VIP do.

The diminutive bombshell channelled her latest album Golden and stunned in a slinky metallic gown for the birthday bash.

Guests sipped on cocktails named after Kylie's greatest hits including the Wild Rose, the Spinning Around and the Stop Me From Falling.

Sadly Kylie's sister Dannii couldn't make it due to filming commitments for Channel 7's upcoming show Dance Boss.

However Kylie will also be having a "quiet family do" soon.

Clearly taking this next decade in her stride, the star shared a photo of herself sitting in her birthday suit behind a bejewelled guitar.

"And so a new decade begins. How thankful I am for the opportunities life has afforded me. 50..... Let's go!" she wrote.

Happy birthday to the original showgirl!