Kylie Minogue and Andres Velencoso have broken up after five years together.
A rep confirmed the break up to E! News. The rep states, “It’s true that Kylie and Andres have separated, which was a perfectly amicable decision… They remain close friends.”
The five year relationship marker seems to be Minogue’s breaking point. Before dating Velencoso the famed singer dated Olivier Martinez for five years. Oliver is now married to Halle Berry. She called it quits with her ex-boyfriend in 2007 and started dating Velencoso a short time later.
So what is Kylie Minogue doing to occupy her free time? Last month she announced plans to join The Voice U.K. alongside Tom Jones and Black Eyed Peas mastermind Will.i.Am.
Talking about her upcoming judging spot Minogue revealed, “I’m very excited to become a coach on The Voice. I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series. The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and The Voice gives us all a part to play in that.”
Friends of the singer say she is “devastated” by the split, but she also understands that their hectic schedules have made a healthy long-term relationship impossible. Spanish model Velencoso has been busy pursuing his dream of becoming an actor, and snoops say Minogue taking on more responsibility with The Voice was the last straw in an already strained relationship.
“When Kylie signed up for the Voice, they knew they couldn’t cope with the long distance pressures the job would put on them,” an insider told British newspaper, The Sun.
You can catch season three of The Voice U.K.in January 2014.
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