How old is Kylie Minogue and does she have kids?

How old is Kylie Minogue and does she have kids? Here’s what we know about the Australian pop icon

Kylie Minogue attends the Perfect X Valentino LFW party supported by Belvedere Vodka at 1 Hotel Mayfair on September 2023 in London
(Image credit: Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for Perfect X Valentino)

There aren’t many people who have achieved world domination like Kylie Minogue. 

Appearing on our screens back in the 80s as Charlene Robinson on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours, the actress established herself as a singer with breakout single Locomotion that topped global music charts, so if, like us, you just can’t get her out of your head, you may be wondering how old is Kylie Minogue and does she have kids? 

As glowing reviews are streaming in for the pop star's latest album Tension – with some fans claiming it’s her best yet – here are the details we know. 

How old is Kylie Minogue?

Kylie Minogue is 55-years-old. Embracing a big bunch of roses and wearing a floor-length red dress to match, the Australian singer posted on Instagram in May 2023 to express her gratitude for all the birthday wishes from friends and family, confessing that she felt, “overwhelmed, grateful and sending all the love you can imagine” with a string of heart emojis. 

It felt only right, then, that her latest single Padam Padam reached number one on the Big Top 40 with messages of congratulations pouring in from friends and fans alike. Pixie Lott, Kim Petras and Denise Van Outen commented on the singer’s post: “Too deserved” and “You are timeless”. Now that’s a birthday present to remember! 

Kylie Minogue performs hit single Padam Padam during KTUphoria 2023 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in June 2023 in Wantagh, New York

Kylie Minogue performs hit single Padam Padam during KTUphoria in June 2023. 

(Image credit: Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Does Kylie Minogue have kids? 

Sadly, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and has revealed that this prevented her from having children.

In an interview with Hello! Magazine in 2019, she said: “I was 36 when I had my diagnosis. Realistically, you’re getting to the late side of things.”

Although having children wasn’t part of her plan at that time, she said the diagnosis “changed everything” for her.

She added: “I don't want to dwell on it, obviously, but I wonder what that would have been like.”

Who is Kylie Minogue’s husband? 

Kylie Minogue does not have a husband. She’s split with former Creative Director for GQ Paul Solomans in early 2023 after five years together.

The two met through mutual friends in 2018 but were forced apart due to the pandemic with Kylie staying Down Under and Paul residing in London. 

Fans really thought she’d found ‘the one’ even though she admitted they were “making it up as they go”, on Australian radio programme The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

Kylie Minogue with ex-boyfriend Paul Solomans

(Image credit: Getty images; Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Talking about how they met, she told You magazine: “One day, we went to the bar and my friend said, 'Right, I’m calling him now'.”

“Two minutes later, Paul was on his way. I wasn’t looking glamorous; I was in a T-shirt and denims. He came and we talked, drank wine, laughed and got on.

“What I wanted was a good guy and he was a good guy. We swapped numbers; went on a date and that was it.”

It’s thought that the long distance forced the couple to call it quits, but we’re yet to see an official statement from either of them. 

The hit Aussie dating show Married at First Sight has kicked off the latest series in the UK – find out where you can catch up here. Keeping things Down Under, friend of Kylie’s, Jason Donovan, has opened up about his daughter joining the Neighbours cast – and this is what he really thinks. 

Daniella Gray
Family News & Wellbeing Writer

From building healthy family relationships to self-care tips for mums and parenting trends - Daniella also covers postnatal workouts and exercises for kids. After gaining a Print Journalism BA Hons degree and NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, Daniella started writing for Health & Wellbeing and co-hosted the Walk to Wellbeing podcast. She has also written for Stylist, Natural Health, The Sun UK and Fit & Well. In her free time, Daniella loves to travel, try out new fitness classes and cook for family and friends.