Friends comfort Boyzone star Ronan Keating in Australia after marriage ends
By: Amy Andrews | Published Sunday, April 1, 2012, 7:45 AM | Updated Sunday, April 1, 2012, 7:45 AM
|Ronan and Yvonne Keating|
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating has split from model wife Yvonne, almost three years after his fling with a backing dancer was revealed.
The celebrity couple are living separate lives according to various reports in the Irish Sunday newspapers.
Keating, currently working in Australia, had been married to the former model for 14 years and they have three children together.
Friends have spoken of how they battled for the last two and a half years to save the marriage after the revelation of his infidelity.
A friend told the Irish Sun
: “Although Ronan and Yvonne couldn’t patch things up, they are both determined to be there for their kids.
“They still love each other and it looked for a long time like things would work out. However they wanted to tell their children and then their friends first, before everyone found out.”
Keating’s world turned upside down in 2010 when details emerged of his affair with blonde dancer Francine Cornell.
He begged for forgiveness from his wife but his recent work commitments in Australia have seen the pair drift apart after Yvonne refused to move Down Under.
“I will never move to Australia because Ireland is home,” she said last year.
Rumours of their split first surfaced at the start of March when Yvonne posed for cameras at a Mother’s Day shoot without her wedding ring.