Kim's brush with love

Published in
New Sunday Times (Australia)

Pop stars were letting their hair down as Kim Wilde danced the night away with her latest boyfriend. The singer with the movie-star looks has been unlucky in love. But her fingers were clearly crossed that London hairdresser Michael Reitz would be the man in her life. The pair spent a romantic ight out at a party for Autsralian rockers INXS.

But if love is in the air Kim's father, singer-songwriter Marty Wilde, was not letting on: "Is there a romance? I wouldn't know."

Kim, who was 30 last month, recently called off her planned marriage to drummer Calvin Hayes following a series of rows. After the split, Kim went to Portugal to recover. But now she has bounced back with another hit single - I Can't Say Goodbye - and a handsome new man on her arm.

"I'm happier than I have ever been", she said recently. "And I'm far more confident about my body, my music and my future".