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Fans blame 'homewrecker' Francine on Facebook

LOYAL fans of estranged couple Ronan and Yvonne Keating have hit back at the woman at the centre of their split.

Dancer Francine Cornell (26) is alleged to have been in a relationship with married father-of-three Ronan for the past several months and is said to be the reason behind the couple's split.

Fans of the former model Yvonne (36) have backed the blonde by creating a Facebook group entitled 'Francine Cornell is a Homewrecker'.

The page has already racked up 150 supporters after being created late last night.

Francine is keeping a low profile since allegations of her and Ronan's illicit affair emerged last week. She is rumoured to be in talks to sell her story to the highest bidder -- a proposed move which has outraged fans.

Facebook has become a forum for angry internet users to hit back at reports that she will be selling her story -- and they have lashed out a string of insults against her for being linked to a married man.

According to reports, pint-sized singer Ronan has been involved with the dancer for the past seven months and was caught when his wife discovered his secret mobile phone with texts from Francine.

Users have branded the dancer as "disgusting" for being linked to Keating and a false Facebook account has also been created under the blonde's name, with a picture of her wearing a queen of hearts-style dress.

After Yvonne discovered the illicit texts, she threw her errant husband out of their Malahide mansion. But friends of the Boyzone frontman say he is determined to win his wife back.

Although Yvonne has been photographed several times without wearing her wedding ring in recent days, the Life Is A Rollercoaster singer is set on making it up to her.