SHE'LL be lonely this Christmas without him to hold - Yvonne Keating is usually tight-lipped about her relationship with cameraman John Conroy but last night the mum-of-three admitted that she was missing her man.
Yvonne (37) posted a cute snap of herself and John on Twitter with the caption “missing my man tonight”.
She and John seem completely at ease with each other as they beam at the camera in the intimate black and white photo.
The smitten couple have been dating since meeting in Gothenburg in February.
Yvonne was in Sweden chaperoning daughter Missy (11) on the set of horror film Dark Touch when she first caught John’s eye.
The loved-up pair have been dating for 10 months and friends close to Yvonne say she is completely besotted with her new man.
A father-of-six, John split from his former wife Suzanne (43) in January. The couple shared a home in Rosenallis in his native Co Laois.
John is a highly regarded cameraman and has been working in the movie industry for over 20 years.
Last week, Yvonne said she was looking forward to spending a traditional family Christmas with Ronan and the kids at the K Club.
“We're all looking forward to being together on Christmas,” she said “Ronan's been busy so it'll be great having him home for Christmas.”
But Yvonne said she had “no idea” if Ronan's partner TV producer Storm Uechtritz (30) would be joining them for Christmas dinner.
It is also unclear whether John will spend Christmas day with the Keatings but the Laois man already seems completely at ease with Yvonne's brood, joining the family for lunches and walks around Malahide.
And ex-husband Ronan says he is pleased that Yvonne has found a new man. “I'm delighted,” he said. “I'm really happy for her that she's in a great place, and she deserves to be.”
Formerly one of Ireland's best-known celebrity couples, Ronan and Yvonne hit the rocks back in May 2010 when they first released a statement confirming their split, describing it as “amicable”.
At the same time, reports emerged that Ronan had got close to Boyzone backing dancer Francine Cornell. The couple did the best to work on their relationship for the sake of their three children Jack (13), Missy and Ali (6).
But despite their best efforts, another statement released on their Twitter pages in April 2012 confirmed their marriage was over.
But both Ronan and Yvonne seem completely loved up with their new partners.