Monday 11 December 2017

Irish singer Morgan Deane to divorce from South African cricket star Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane in 2011
Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane in 2011
Graeme Smith of South Africa stands with his wife Morgan Deane and children Cadence and Carter after the match during day 5 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia
BLUSHING: Newlywed Morgan Deane and Graeme Smith walking out of the church where they were married. Photo: Herald
Morgan and Graeme
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish singer Morgan Deane has confirmed she is set to divorce her South African cricket star husband Graeme Smith.

Morgan, who was a backing singer for Jedward's 2011 Eurovision performance, married Smith in a lavish wedding after a whirlwind romance.

The pair met in January 2011, when Morgan was holidaying in South Africa and he proposed during a visit to Ireland three months later.

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Graeme Smith of South Africa stands with his wife Morgan Deane and children Cadence and Carter after the match during day 5 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia
Graeme Smith of South Africa stands with his wife Morgan Deane and children Cadence and Carter after the match during day 5 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Deane, originally from Cork, also featured alongside Donal Skehan and Michele McGrath in their now defunct band Industry, before moving to Cape Town, where she's lived for four years.

They have two children together, Cadence Christine Smith (three) and Carter McMorrin Smith (18 months).

Graeme (34) is a South African hero, playing 117 tests for the country before his retirement last year.

Their attorney David Becker released a statement confirming the split and asked for privacy.

"I confirm that Graeme and Morgan are unfortunately divorcing," he said. "This is obviously a private matter and the couple would ask that their privacy is respected during this time, both for the sake of themselves and their children."

Morgan and Graeme
Morgan and Graeme

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