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Ronan Keating is 'sick of taking all the blame for end of marriage - after six years I draw the line'

Published 08/02/2016

Ronan Keating split from his wife Yvonne after 12 years of marriage
Ronan Keating split from his wife Yvonne after 12 years of marriage
Ronan and Yvonne Keating
Ronan Keating celebrates with his wife Yvonne after finishing The Swim
Yvonne Keating in Malahide

Ronan Keating has spoken out about the breakdown of his 14-year marriage to Yvonne Connolly.

The Boyzone singer is promoting his new album and gave an in-depth interview with the Telegraph in which he spoke about his affair with a backing dancer in 2010 and his split with Yvonne in 2011.

The pair have three children together Jack (16), Missy (14) and Ali (10) and Ronan wed TV producer Storm Uechtritz in August 2015.

He is quoted as saying: "Nobody should have an affair. If you’re man enough to have the balls to go home and say, ‘Sorry, this isn’t working any more’, that’s the ideal situation, isn’t it? But we’re weak. We don’t do that. So yes, I hurt people and I am sorry for that hurt, but the outcome is I found Storm and I’m very grateful. But I’m saying I’m sorry.”

But after the piece was published, he elaborated further on his comments, saying he doesn't regret the end of his marriage, but does regret any hurt he caused.

"I do not regret the end of my marriage, it's what I wanted," he wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. "There is a lot more to it than an affair & obviously it was broken well before then.

"I do not regret the end of my marriage, it's what I wanted. There is a lot more to it than an affair & obviously it was broken well before then.

"Over the years I have kept my mouth shut & taken all the blame for the sake of my kids & my ex wife. But enough now. After 6yrs I draw the line. There is a lot more to my situation than people will ever know & that's the way it should be. But there are always two people in a relationship and if it's not working there's more than one good reason for it."

Keating explained that he wanted to draw a line in the sand after six years, saying: "Please respect that everyone has moved on and better off."

Today he announced a 2016 tour - with a gig at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Tuesday 6 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Ronan Keating said he and wife Storm Uechtritz are 'living the dream'
Ronan Keating said he and wife Storm Uechtritz are 'living the dream'
British singer Ronan Keating (L) and Storm Uechtritz pose on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. The film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig play suave MI6 spy 007 for a fourth time. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Gala Television Awards at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin

Caitlin McBride, Independent.ie

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