Boyzone's Ronan splits from wife
Published 20/05/2010 | 11:56
Ronan Keating has separated from his wife Yvonne after 12 years of marriage.
The split is said to be "amicable" and the pair said they would continue to provide the best for their children.
It comes just months after Ronan, 33, lost his close friend and Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately.
A statement issued on the couple's behalf said: "With great sadness, Ronan and Yvonne Keating today announce their separation.
"The separation is amicable and they will continue to work together in order to provide the best for their children.
"The family ask for privacy at this difficult time."
A spokesman said there would be no further comment.
Ronan and his Irish model wife have three children, Jack, Marie and Ali.
The death of Stephen in October was a huge and unexpected blow to Ronan and the rest of his bandmates. They had been recording together again and had played a number of live shows after reforming to tour in 2008.
Ronan - whose solo hits have included Life Is A Rollercoaster - joined the rest of the band as pallbearers at the funeral.