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Kylie Minogue suggests she is unlikely to have children as she opens up about cancer battle

Gemma Strong

Kylie Minogue has spoken candidly about how her battle with cancer ten years ago impacted her dreams of becoming a mother. The 48-year-old, who is engaged to British actor Joshua Sasse, told the Sunday Times Magazine that it is unlikely that the pair will have children together, as she admitted that the idea of becoming a parent is a "different kettle of fish" as you get older.

"When cancer strikes, you really have to consider all of that," the Australian star said. "Trust me, there's a point when the next person who says, 'Well, there are so many options', you want to scream. Of course, it's great there are options. It's marvellous! But when you're dealing with all the other stuff and things that you took for granted are taken away from you, it's like, yes there are options, but…"

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Kylie, who has three nephews that she is "crazy" about, continued: "I guess you have those visions of, god, what would my child look like, be it a boy or a girl? What would I see of myself in them? That's saddening, but I've thought about it for a long time and I've had to face that for a long time."

Kylie and Joshua, 29, got engaged in February after meeting on the set of Galavant in the autumn of last year. The couple have vowed not to tie the knot until same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia.

Kylie was 36 when, in 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Spinning Around hitmaker underwent radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy and was given the all-clear in February 2006.

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