Kris Smith has spoken out for the first time following his split from Dannii Minogue.
Appearing on Australian breakfast show The Circle, the model said the end of the couple’s four-year romance had been hard on both of them.
“It’s a struggle, but you know we’re the best of friends and we have a massive mutual respect for one another,” he said.
“Just taking it one day at a time.”
The 33-year-old added that focusing on their son Ethan was helping the couple through the difficult time.
“He’s sensational,” he said of the 21-month-old.
“He just picks you up every single day. He’s a blessing.”
Kris and Dannii, 40, confirmed the end of their relationship on Twitter on April 4.
The couple had been dating since 2008 after meeting on holiday in Ibiza.