Kylie Minogue’s days appear to be numbered as it revealed that the singer will soon change her iconic name.
After three decades of being a household name, the singer has decided that, come her wedding to fiancé Joshua Sasse, she’ll adopt his surname – it’s a move she feels will make “a statement.”
“Sasse is a great name. Kylie Sasse is a great name. It’s a great stage name,” the "Spinning Around" songstress mused to Daily Mail.
She goes on to reveal that, surprisingly, she’d never loved the flow of her real name.
“Kylie Minogue has never exactly tripped off the tongue. I’ll definitely be taking Sasse but there will be Minogue in there somewhere. Taking a different name makes a statement.”
The 48-year-old accepted her younger beau’s proposal — and gorgeous engagement ring — in February of last year after five blissful months of dating.
“For me, [the ring] is perfect. 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 I love what it represents.”
But the pair, who met while filming on the set of the series Galavant, have halted their plans to marry in Kylie’s hometown of Melbourne until each and every Australian can do the same.
“I think you have to take a stand for what you believe in and support the people you love,” she says.
“Overseas same-sex weddings are recognized in South Australia now but it makes sense and seems only right to us to only get married when it is okay for everyone to be able to marry who they love.”
And the 29-year-old couldn’t agree more. Previously speaking to the Seven Network, Josh spilled, "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."
While it may be a new-age love story for the smitten duo, Kylie does resonate with the classic boy-meets-girl narrative from one of her favorite films, Notting Hill.
“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.”
This post originally appeared on Woman's Day.