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Kylie Minogue shows off her age-defying looks as she celebrates her 50th birthday

She’s enjoyed thirty years in the showbiz spotlight.

And Kylie Minogue was looking better than ever as she headed out in London on Sunday on the eve of her 50th birthday.

The Spinning Around hitmaker wowed in a glam white dress for lunch with friends at the capital’s celeb haunt the Chiltern Firehouse.  

Birthday girl: Kylie Minogue was looking better than ever as she headed out in London on Sunday on the eve of her 50th birthday

The singer, who swore off Botox in 2010, wore a white flowing dress, gold strappy heels and sunglasses for her birthday lunch.

She will be back at the popular venue on Monday night for a star-studded private party celebrating her five decades.

The star told The Daily Telegraph on Monday that she feels happy and content with her life after rediscovering herself and wants to celebrate.

Glam: The Spinning Around hitmaker wowed in a glam white dress for lunch with friends at the capital's celeb haunt the Chiltern Firehouse

Glam: The Spinning Around hitmaker wowed in a glam white dress for lunch with friends at the capital's celeb haunt the Chiltern Firehouse

Glam: The Spinning Around hitmaker wowed in a glam white dress for lunch with friends at the capital’s celeb haunt the Chiltern Firehouse

Looking fab: The singer, who swore off Botox in 2010, wore a white flowing dress, gold strappy heels and sunglasses for her birthday lunch

Looking fab: The singer, who swore off Botox in 2010, wore a white flowing dress, gold strappy heels and sunglasses for her birthday lunch

‘I am having a party, which is pretty out of character for me,’ she said. ‘I usually shun that kind of stuff. With 50 and things just feeling good and right… I’ve found myself again and feel comfortable with who I am.

She added: ‘It feels less like just a party, it is a little bit of a snapshot, like a photo album of parts of my life.’   

It comes after the Dancing singer reflected on her 2005 breast cancer diagnosis ahead of her birthday.

Party time: She will be back at the popular venue on Monday night for a star-studded private party celebrating her five decades

Party time: She will be back at the popular venue on Monday night for a star-studded private party celebrating her five decades

Favourite spot: She told The Daily Telegraph on Monday that she feels happy and content with her life after rediscovering herself and wants to celebrate

Favourite spot: She told The Daily Telegraph on Monday that she feels happy and content with her life after rediscovering herself and wants to celebrate

It's my party: 'I am having a party, which is pretty out of character for me,' she said. 'I usually shun that kind of stuff'

It's my party: 'I am having a party, which is pretty out of character for me,' she said. 'I usually shun that kind of stuff'

It’s my party: ‘I am having a party, which is pretty out of character for me,’ she said. ‘I usually shun that kind of stuff’

Wow factor: The star looked incredible in her flowing white dress and signature heels

Wow factor: The star looked incredible in her flowing white dress and signature heels

Time to celebrate: Kylie is marking her milestone birthday with friends and family 

Time to celebrate: Kylie is marking her milestone birthday with friends and family 

VIP treatment: The singer looked in great spirits as she kicked off her long weekend of celebrations 

VIP treatment: The singer looked in great spirits as she kicked off her long weekend of celebrations 

Kylie took to Instagram on Sunday to share a throwback photo that showed her with a closely cropped head.

Beaming broadly as she cradled her head in her hand, Kylie looked the picture of optimism.

‘This decade had brought the challenge of breast cancer. With the help of family, friends, medical teams and of course all of you, we made it through,’ Kylie captioned the image. 

Career break: Kylie has been famous since she starred in the Australian soap opera Neighbours at 18

Career break: Kylie has been famous since she starred in the Australian soap opera Neighbours at 18

Kylie, famous since she starred in the Australian soap opera Neighbours at 18, has credited her looks with a natural approach to ageing, denying she’s ever had a facelift and revealing she gave up Botox because ‘I didn’t look like me.’ 

The Australian star has also had to contend with a tumultousous love life over the past thirty years inthe spotlight.

Her most recent relationship was with fiancé, British actor Joshua Sasse, 19 years her junior. But the couple split last year amid allegations he was unfaithful.

Speaking last month, Kylie said marriage ‘simply isn’t for her’ and revealed she believes she is more likely to become a stepmother than have children of her own.

Pin up: The Aussie, pictured in her famous Spinning Around video in 2000, has credited her looks with a natural approach to ageing

Pin up: The Aussie, pictured in her famous Spinning Around video in 2000, has credited her looks with a natural approach to ageing

The singer, who recently released her 14th studio album, Golden, said she tried to have children without a partner following the split, but had now decided she is happier being an aunt to sister Dannii’s son, Ethan, who is seven.

She told Vogue Australia: ‘I did pursue that. That obviously wasn’t the path for me, either. But, I think now I love being an auntie.

‘And I mean, if I was to meet anyone – that sounds really gloomy – but if there’s one person on the planet Earth who might like me and I might like them, the chances are pretty high that that person would have children anyway. So I think it’s more (likely) in that vein, than having children of my own.’

Reflecting: Kylie took to Instagram on Sunday to share a throwback 2005 photo that showed her with a closely cropped head as she reflected on her breast cancer battle

Reflecting: Kylie took to Instagram on Sunday to share a throwback 2005 photo that showed her with a closely cropped head as she reflected on her breast cancer battle

In the candid interview Kylie added that she was ‘deluded’ into thinking her relationship with ex Sasse would work out. 

‘I think we all know that things were not going great in my relationship, but, you know, when you’re kind of deluded and you’re thinking maybe, maybe.’

‘Maybe this needs saving. Turns out, it didn’t,’ she mused.

80s legend: Kylie pictured with pop group Bros with Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

80s legend: Kylie pictured with pop group Bros with Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

Icon: Kylie, pictured in 2000, has enjoyed a thirty year career on TV and stage, releasing 14 albums 

Icon: Kylie, pictured in 2000, has enjoyed a thirty year career on TV and stage, releasing 14 albums 

Always had it: The star has enjoyed huge success in her adopted home country of the UK, pictured on tour in Wales in 2002

Always had it: The star has enjoyed huge success in her adopted home country of the UK, pictured on tour in Wales in 2002

The gorgeous star has enjoyed a series of long-term relationships with dashing – and often much younger – men.

Before Sasse, the Australian singer had a five-year relationship with model Andrés Velencoso, 40, but the pair split because of conflicting work schedules.

She also dated French actor Olivier Martinez, 52, with whom she is rumoured to have spent time since her break-up with Sasse. 

Love life: The gorgeous star has enjoyed a series of long-term relationships with dashing - and often much younger - men, most recently splitting from actor Joshua Sasse last year

Love life: The gorgeous star has enjoyed a series of long-term relationships with dashing – and often much younger – men, most recently splitting from actor Joshua Sasse last year

Dashing: She also dated French actor Olivier Martinez, 52, with whom she is rumoured to have spent time since her break-up with Sasse

Dashing: She also dated French actor Olivier Martinez, 52, with whom she is rumoured to have spent time since her break-up with Sasse

The pair were in a relationship for five years before splitting in 2007. Martinez, who was married to Halle Berry between 2013 and 2016, had helped the singer through her battle with breast cancer.

Perhaps her most public romance was with Jason Donovan, whom she dated for three years after meeting on the set of Neighbours. 

However, she left her co-star to date INXS singer Michael Hutchence for two years, with the pair remaining friends until his death in 1997. 

Iconic: Perhaps her most public romance was with Jason Donovan, whom she dated for three years after meeting on the set of Neighbours

Iconic: Perhaps her most public romance was with Jason Donovan, whom she dated for three years after meeting on the set of Neighbours

 



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