Pop star Dannii Minogue has opened up about her struggles with ex-husband Julian McMahon's relatives, claiming her former mother-in-law "never accepted" her into the family.
The singer wed the Nip/Tuck star in 1994, but the union collapsed a year later (95), amid rumours MCMahon's late mum, Lady Sonia MCMahon, pushed her son to split from Minogue.
And now the Australian star has opened up about her strained relationship with Lady Sonia which ultimately led to her divorce.
She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "I was never accepted. It was never made clear to me why things were taken out on me. In my mind I'd done nothing against her. But simply being with Julian was, in her mind, the wrong thing to do.
"It shaped me... it definitely wasn't easy for anyone - not for her, not for Julian, not for me. Nobody was having fun.
"Things really did come to a head. There was an unease that had been going on for a long time, but I caused some kind of explosion."
Minogue admits she's no longer in contact with her ex-husband - but hopes he made up with his mother before her death earlier this year (10).
She adds, "She has passed away now and I hope Julian resolved things with her before she passed. I'm not in touch with Julian now. I'd like to be, but I know we're never going to be friends. I don't think we have anything in common now."
Minogue is now dating rugby hunk Kris Smith and they are parents to a three-month-old baby boy, Ethan Edward.