Minogue has no plans to marry

LONDON: Australian pop star Dannii Minogue has dismissed rumours she plans to marry her boyfriend after the birth of the couple's first child later this year (10) - insisting she's too "scared" to walk down the aisle.

The 38 year old, who is a judge on Simon Cowell's The X Factor, was previously married to Nip/Tuck actor Julian MCMahon, but they divorced in 1995 after less than two years as man and wife.

She is now dating British rugby player Kris Smith, and they are expecting their first baby in July (10) - but Minogue is adamant she isn't planning to wed her lover any time soon.

She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "I wanted to have kids with someone I totally love, and that's him. But marriage really scares me. I wouldn't rule it out, but my divorce was really emotional for me. When something is wrapped up in these bad memories, you don't want to go hurtling back."