The Hype

Kris Smith has reportedly proposed to X Factor judge Dannii Minogue over the phone. Smith is currently in Australia modeling while Dannii is in London for the filming of X Factor.

The 32-year-old realised how much he missed Dannii and his four-month-old son Ethan when he was 16,000 km away from them.

A friend of the couple said, "Spending time away from Dannii and Ethan made Kris see just how important they both are to him and he really wants to cement his family unit by getting married."

"They had an emotional phone call and Kris told her he really wants Dannii to be his wife and Dannii burst into tears of joy," according to the friend.

The pair have just bought a $1.64 million house in Melbourne and are reportedly considering getting married in Melbourne.

This will be Minogue's second marriage. She was previously married to Julian McMahon for one year back in 1994.

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