Kris Smith has admitted that he is taking it "one day at a time" following his split from Dannii Minogue.
The couple were together for four years and have a 21-month-old son Ethan.
Smith has insisted that he and Dannii are still friends despite the breakdown of their relationship.
Speaking on Australian breakfast show The Circle, he said: "It's a massive struggle, but you know we're the best of friends and we have a massive mutual respect for one another.
"Just taking one day at a time."
The model admitted that his son has helped him through the breakup.
He said: "He's sensational. He just picks you up every single day. He's a blessing."
Dannii is thought to have turned to her sister Kylie for consolation when the relationship was ending.
A source said: "She's been understandably scared about splitting up, but Kylie reassured her that she was strong enough to go it alone and that her happiness should come first.
"And in doing so it seems she gave Dannii the confidence to make the break."
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