Dannii: Kylie's the one who wanted kids

Leah Cohen

Kylie Minogue’s younger sister Dannii has opened up about Kylie’s deep regrets about not being able having kids.

Dannii, who has a six-year-old son Ethan, told UK’s Daily Telegraph that Kylie “always wanted kids” but has had to come to terms with the fact that she can’t following her 2005 breast cancer battle.

Dannii never wanted kids when she was younger, Kylie did. Photo: Getty Images

Dannii, 45, admitted that motherhood “changed everything” for her but she never wanted kids as badly as Kylie, 48, did.

“Growing up it was Kylie who always wanted kids and I never did,” she said, adding that she was envious of Kylie’s natural maternal instincts.

Kylie has natural maternal instincts when with her nephews. Photo: Getty Images

“When my brother Brendan had his little boy (Charles, now 10) I hadn't a clue how to hold him. I remember being impressed by Kylie because she just instinctively knew what to do,” she told the publication.

“When he was a bit older, she'd be the one rolling on the floor with him, making him laugh his head off and I'd be thinking: ‘What do I do?’ When I got pregnant, I was completely shocked.

“Kylie has been incredible with Ethan. She just loves him - I love to see them together,” she said, grateful for the love and support her sister has shown her despite her own struggles.

Kylie, who is engaged to Joshua Sasse, recently opened up to The Sunday Times about the difficulties she’s had to face regarding wanting kids after suffering from breast cancer when she was 37.

"When cancer strikes, you have to consider all of that. Trust me, there's a point when the next person who says, 'Well, there are many options,' you want to scream," she said speaking about the likelihood of her becoming a mother.

Kylie would love to have kids with Josh but her cancer past may not permit it. Photo: Getty Images

While the singer said it's "great" that there are options, she added: "But when you are dealing with other stuff and things that you took for granted are taken away from you, it is like, yes, there are options, but..."

And although she says "crazy" about her nephews, Kylie admits she can't help but wonder what it would be like to have children of her own.

When asked whether she and her fiancé Joshua Sasse wanted children, she responded: "Well, as time goes by that becomes a different kettle of fish."

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Kylie and Josh told Channel Seven’s Sunrise in October last year that they are “not comfortable getting married” until the same-sex marriage bill is passed in Australia.

“Hopefully it won’t be long,” she said.

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