Donovan `consummated relationship with Kylie Minogue in Travelodge`

Updated: Mar 26, 2012, 18:57 PM IST

Adelaide: Jason Donovan, who used to date Kylie Minogue, has revealed that he had his first time with her in a Sydney Travelodge. Donovan, 43, who enjoyed an on-screen and off-screen romance with Minogue in the early episodes of ‘Neighbours’, has admitted that when they first got serious, it wasn’t the most romantic of settings - as they consummated their relationship in a Travelodge.

According to a leading daily, the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star has said that the ‘Locomotion’ hitmaker was the love of his life and he was heartbroken when she left him for INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. But speaking to Piers Morgan, in what is said to be his most frank interview to date, Donovan said it was Minogue who pursued him.

“She chased me and then I guess I gradually gave in. The next thing you know we were working and having this relationship,” a website has quoted Donovan as telling Morgan on his ‘Life Stories’ TV show.

“At the time it was great. We cemented it in a Sydney Travelodge. Travelodges in those days were posh places,” he said.

He said that she was his first love and there was “a lot of chemistry between us” but he knew it would come to an end as she started to become more successful than him.

“I could see her slipping away. We argued a lot about her wanting to go off and do other things,” he added.

He revealed that he was with her when she met Michael Hutchence for the first time. Donovan said that’s “where the relationship began” and he was then dumped by her in a phonecall in 1989 while she was in Japan and he was in New York.

“I later found out from my manager that they had met up in Hong Kong and I did not take it easily. For a male it’s a difficult thing to deal with to be dropped by a woman, but not only a woman but someone of her status. I took it hard. But you move on. I never went to an INXS concert after that,” he said.