Kylie Minogue’s days appear to be numbered as it revealed that the singer will soon change her iconic title.
After three decades of being a household name, the former Neighbours star has decided that, come her wedding to fiancé Joshua Sasse, she’ll adopt his surname – it’s a move she feels will make “a statement.”
“Sasse is a great name. Kylie Sasse is a great name. It’s a great stage name,” the Spinning Around songstress mused to The Daily Mail.
She goes on to reveal that, surprisingly, she’d never loved the flow of her real name.
“Kylie Minogue has never exactly tripped off the tongue. I’ll definitely be taking Sasse but there will be Minogue in there somewhere. Taking a different name makes a statement.”
The 48-year-old accepted her younger beau’s proposal in February of last year after five blissful months of dating.
Speaking of the intricate, rectangular ring she’ll don on her left hand for as long as they both shall live, Kylie reveals: “It was made in 1908.”
“For me, it is perfect. I’m not the sort of girl who would wear a solitaire. He got exactly the right ring for me. I love it. I love wearing it and I love what it represents.”
But the pair, who met while filming on the set of US series Galavant, have halted their plans to marry in Kylie’s hometown of Melbourne until each and every Australian can do the same.
“I think you have to take a stand for what you believe in and support the people you love,” she says.
“Overseas same-sex weddings are recognised in South Australia now but it makes sense and seems only right to us to only get married when it is okay for everyone to be able to marry who they love.”
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And the 29-year-old couldn’t agree more. Previously speaking to the Seven Network, Josh spilled: "There are chances of a Melbourne wedding but me and Kylie have talked about it and we are not comfortable getting married until this law has passed."
"That is something that we've talked about and decided on. Why should we? Why is it fair? Why are we more important than anyone else? It's not right and something's got to be done about it."
"I simply can't fathom on any level, whether it's moral, religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person I love and that somebody else doesn't just because of their sexual orientation."
While it may be a new-age love story for the smitten duo, Kylie does resonate with the classic boy-meets-girl narrative from one of her favourite films, Notting Hill.
“When I look into Josh’s eyes, he is all I see and that makes me very happy.
“There’s a line in the movie Notting Hill that I always think of, when Julia Roberts is talking to Hugh Grant, and she says: ‘I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.’
“For me, it’s that simple.”
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