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Kylie Minogue will take Joshua Sasse's surname after wedding

by Gemma Strong

Kylie Minogue might have one of the most recognisable names in the world – but all that is about to change. The 48-year-old singer has confirmed she will be taking on fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname when the couple tie the knot.

Kylie, who has been dating the 29-year-old British actor since 2015, revealed her plans in a new interview with You magazine. "Sasse is great name," she said. "Kylie Sasse is a great name. It's a great stage name. Kylie Minogue has never exactly tripped off the tongue.

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Kylie Minogue has confirmed she will take Joshua Sasse's surname once they are married

"I'll definitely be taking Sasse but there will be Minogue in there somewhere. Taking a different name makes a statement."

The Australian star, who got engaged to Joshua in February 2016, then opened up about her fiancé's "perfect" choice of engagement ring.

"For me, it's perfect," she said. "I'm not the sort of girl who would wear a solitaire. He got exactly the right ring for me. I love it. I love wearing it and what it represents."

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The star also opened up about her 'perfect' engagement ring

Kylie also said that she admires Joshua for the way he has handled her fame. "Nobody wants to be Mr Minogue," she said. "It takes a very strong man to put themselves in that position and I fully appreciate that.

"The world round you sees it differently and a lot of guys can't deal with that. When I look into Josh's eyes, he is all I see and that makes me very happy.

"There's a line in the movie Notting Hill that I always think of, when Julia Roberts is talking to Hugh Grant, and she says, 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.' For me, it's that simple."

Kylie and Joshua have previously confirmed that they will not tie the knot until same-sex couples in Australia are able to marry.

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Kylie and Joshua have said they will not marry until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia

Speaking to Australia's Sunrise last year, Joshua said: "There are chances of a Melbourne wedding but me and Kylie have talked about it and we are not comfortable getting married until this law has passed.

"That is something that we have talked about and decided on. Why should we? Why is it fair? Why are we more important than anyone else? It's not right and something's got to be done about it."