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Ronan and Yvonne put on happy front for son

RONAN and Yvonne Keating put their marriage difficulties to the side for a happy family event.

The couple joined forces to celebrate the Confirmation of their eldest child Jack (13) at St Sylvester's Church in Malahide yesterday.

It was the pair's first public appearance together since they announced their split earlier this month.

Ex-model Yvonne tweeted about her son's Confirmation and posted a photo of his new red trainers.

"Jack's Confirmation today. These bad boys arrived just in time this morning!"

Yvonne and Ronan have said they intend to stay close for the sake of their son and their two daughters Missy (11) and six-year-old Ali.

Ronan's seven-month affair with dancer Francine Cornell started after they met during Boyzone's tour, which began in May 2009.

Yvonne gave him another chance, but the couple announced their split earlier this month.