Kris Smith has spoken glowingly about his former partner, Dannii Minogue, and how they co-parent their seven-year-old son, Ethan. Chatting to Daily Mail Australia at the Myer Spring/Summer launch on Thursday, he said: "Dannii has always been understanding of where I am and what I do and vice versa so I'm really fortunate in that respect. She's never held [Ethan] against me, she's never used him as a vice and I think I'm one very lucky man for that reason."
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Kris opened up about Dannii
Although Kris is based in Australia, he recently took a trip to the UK to spend some quality time with his son, and opened up about being away from him for long periods of time. "There's nothing I would change, there's nothing I would swap for it, the good times the bad times, the only hard part is the separation," he explained. "Me being here, him being there... But we're (only) a flight away. Thank God for FaceTime."
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Dannii and Kris share one son, Ethan
Dannii and Kris split back in 2012, with the singer confirming the news on Twitter. At the time, she wrote: "It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated. We still care for each other & ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority." Kris also wrote: "Dannii and I have a deep mutual love and respect for each other and although things have not worked out we have a gorgeous son together that we both love and implore everyone to respect our privacy at this challenging time."