Thanks to her coaching role on The Voice, Delta Goodrem has become one of Channel Nine’s darlings, but her presence on the top-rating show has attracted more than positive attention. It’s no surprise that 60 Minutes lined her up for an interview with Karl Stefanovic where she declared, “Whatever, let’s just talk about anything!” The biggest points of discussion were the criticism she’s copped from being on The Voice, her relationships with Brian McFadden and Nick Jonas, and how she’s moved on from her cancer battle. We’ve highlighted some of her quotes — read them after the break.
On backlash from The Voice: “I’ve been hurt because I hate that my sincerity would be questioned — I’m not quite sure where that comes from. It confuses me and it’s been a bit heartbreaking because I only want to do the best thing for everyone. I only ever wanted to bring a good message through music. I accept that everyone has an opinion [but] I don’t appreciate the personal attack, because I don’t think I’m offensive.”
On her relationship with Brian McFadden: “It was a genuine love, so I can’t sit here and say it wasn’t, because it was at one point. I was very young when I met Brian. It lasted a long time. Do I wish that it ended earlier? Yes. Do I wish I had the courage to leave earlier? Yes, I do. I think what we came to is that we were very different people — extremely different people . . . I think when your heart’s been broken so many times along the way, by the time it really is over, I was exhilarated with the anxiety of freedom, as well. On one hand, it was a real relief. And then I jumped into another relationship that was completely different.”
On why she got into a relationship with Nick Jonas: “Maybe it’s that I’m interested in challenges. Maybe I’m one of these spirits who goes, ‘Ooh, what is this lesson here? What am I learning here?’ . . . There was a genuine love, definitely.”