By Emily Sheridan

Her personal life has never been under such scrutiny following the revelations of a secret affair with Simon Cowell and her recent split from Kris Smith.

So its understandable to see Dannii Minogue is feeling the strain as she was pictured flying out of Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport earlier today.

Looking thin and sad, the Australia's Got Talent judge, 40, kept her head down as she prepared to board a flight to Sydney.

Strained: Dannii Minogue looks tired and thin as she flies out of Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport

With a pair of ripped jeans and black coat, the mother-of-one was far from her usual glamorous self.

But after the stress of the breakdown of her relationship with Kris and the embarrassment that her secret affair with Cowell has been made public, she's understandably got other things on her mind.

Tom Bower was the first to reveal their secret romance in his forthcoming biography on Cowell, which has since been confirmed by the music mogul's publicist Max Clifford.

Casual: The Australia's Got Talent judge wore ripped jeans, biker boots, black jacket and scarf as she strolled through departures

Clifford said: 'Yes - he did have a relationship with Dannii.

'Everyone who knows Simon knows he keeps his private life as private as possible. But [it's] the truth.'

Friends of the singer told Closer magazine this week said that she was struggling in the wake of her break-up from Kris.

One told the publication: 'Dannii's finding it really hard to be alone now, so she's either been staying with her parents or they've been over at her place. The reality hit home when Kris visited her to collect Ethan for a couple of days.

Keeping busy: Dannii has thrown herself into work since her recent break-up

'The meeting was brief, but Dannii felt it was really awkward and it left her feeling very tearful. The breakup is still so raw.'

After announcing the breakdown of her four year relationship with Kris earlier this month, Dannii said she needed to 'retreat' from Twitter.

But as the new series of Australia's Got Talent hit screens this week, Dannii returned to the micro-blogging site.

On Sunday night, Dannii made her first public appearance as she inducted her friend Molly Meldrum in the Australian TV Hall Of Fame at the Logie Awards.

It the first time she had attended an event since it was revealed she had split from Kris and of her affair with Cowell.

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