Saturday 29 November 2014

Ronan and Storm are back in town and now they're on the lookout for Dublin love nest

Published 29/03/2014 | 07:34

RONAN Keating and his girlfriend Storm Uechtritz are looking for a new home in Ireland.

The Boyzone star (38) and his Australian girlfriend hope to settle down in Dublin.

The couple were based Down Under for several years as Ronan works there for The X Factor.

But they have been living in Malahide recently and are keen on the north Dublin fishing village.

If they move there permanently, there could be some awkward moments because Ronan's ex-wife Yvonne is looking for a place in the area too.

"We were in Malahide but where we were staying just sold, so we're currently homeless in Ireland, but we're looking to find a new place," Storm (32) told the Herald.

"I absolutely love Ireland and obviously the kids are here, so we do spend 50pc of our time here.

"It's freezing here, but I'm getting much better at it. I mean, I just stood out there for 20 minutes taking photographs in no sleeves, so I think that's big for me."

The couple may be gearing up to move their relationship to the next level, but Storm admitted she had barely heard of Boyzone before falling for her man.

"I wasn't all that aware of Boyzone before I met Ronan," she said. "But I have been educating myself."

She also spoke of her great relationship with Ronan and Yvonne's three children, Jack (15) Missy (13) and Ali (9).

GORGEOUS

"They're gorgeous little souls," she said. "I'll always be so grateful to them because they've made this transition easy for me."

Storm was in Ireland to help launch the Skechers GOwalk2 shoe in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation (set up in memory of Ronan's mother) which she got involved in after Ronan's sister told her how important it was to him.

"This is something that's so close to his heart -- to be able to have the person he loves stand beside him and do what they can to create awareness," Storm said.

But the TV producer stayed tight-lipped about any marriage. "Maybe one day I'll let you know," she added.

Ronan, meanwhile, said he couldn't be prouder of Storm, but he also admitted Mother's Day would be hard for him. "It's 16 years and I miss mum," he added. "I can still hear her telling me what I'm doing wrong and what I'm doing right."

mfinn@herald.ie

Evening Herald

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