May 21, 2010 03:05:21 GMT
A rep for the pair has confirmed through a statement that the married couple has decided to end their relationship, stating their split is 'amicable'.
Boyzone star Ronan Keating has announced he is separating from his wife Yvonne Connolly. The Irish singer and his model wife, who have three children, are parting ways after 12 years of marriage, but a spokesperson for the pair insists the split is "amicable".
A statement from their rep reads, "With great sadness, Ronan and Yvonne Keating today announce their separation. The separation is amicable and they will continue to work together in order to provide the best for their children. The family ask for privacy at this difficult time."
Ronan Keating and Yvonne Connolly got married on April 30, 1998 at the Caribbean isle of Nevis. The two first met at a shop in Naas when they were teenagers. At the time, the singer worked with his Dad delivering fizzy drinks and Yvonne was stood outside.