Dannii Minogue`s first husband left her in "a lot of debt"
The singer-turned-reality show judge has revealed how her union with actor Julian McMahon back in 1994 - when she was in her early 20s - left her in huge financial problems after she became the main earner in the relationship and was left supporting them both.
She explained on BBC Radio 2: "I was not only broke, I was in debt, a lot of debt.
"I had been very good with my finances up until the point where I got married. I was living in London and working in London. My fiance and then husband was living and working in America, but he had only just started working there and I was financing both of our living costs in both countries at 22. London and New York are expensive cities, we had nice things. And then every two weeks I flew back and forth, so that I could see him, get back to work, earn some more money, get back there again."
The 39-year-old TV beauty - who gave birth to her first child, son Ethan, with partner Kris Smith back in July - had hoped Julian would eventually help her out financially, but their money problems escalated and they divorced less than two years later.
She explained: "It was tight to keep that all going. Obviously I thought that once his career takes off and he`s doing well, he`d put some money into the pot. But that was a silly thought wasn`t it! Anyway, you`re young and you`re silly and I only blame myself for that. But what do you do when you`re in love with someone, you want to be with them, he`s got a chance of having a career there, I`m trying to keep things going in London. You do your best at the time."
Dannii`s financial worries are now in the past and she is hoping to never be in that situation again.
She added: "I`m just trying not to stuff it up again. Hopefully I learnt the first time."