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Kylie Minogue: Michael Hutchence 'opened my eyes to the world'

Kylie Minogue has said that her romance with Michael Hutchence opened her eyes to the world.

The Voice coach was in a relationship with the INXS frontman for two years and said she discovered a lot about life while she was with him.

According to the Daily Mirror, she told GQ Australia: "Let's just say I was 21 and my eyes were open to the world.

"You want to experience everything and I couldn't think of a better person to, you know, take those first steps into the big wide world with."

Can't Get You Out Of My Head singer Kylie, 45, stayed good friends with Michael until his suicide in 1997.

She reflected: "I remember thinking that at the time, that of course his was the first funeral and the first kind of thing like that because Michael was just so many firsts in my life... He was. Yes, he was."

The Never Tear Us Apart singer was married to Paula Yates at the time and had a daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof, who eventually went to live with her mum's ex Bob Geldof after Paula's death in 2000.

INXS guitarist Tim Farris told Australia's Channel 7 he didn't think Michael would have been happy with the arrangement: "Michael hated Bob in the end so much, to think that he would end up as the sole parent of Tiger Lily would have been the most horrific thing he could have imagined. But luckily for Tiger she had Bob at the end."