Ronan Keating's having a tough few months

Ronan Keating has admitted that life has been ‘horrible’ since he split from wife Yvonne.

The Boyzone singer, who has 3 children with Yvonne, 37, confirmed last month that his 14-year marriage was over. 

‘This has been by far the hardest thing I have ever had to contend with in my life, the hardest thing Yvonne and I have had to do together,’ says Ronan, 35.

‘The decision was horrible but it was for the best, and we are great now and still very close. 

‘We really are friends and the most important thing is that the kids are OK and happy, that they’re not affected.’

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The couple had worked hard to repair their relationship after Ronan‘s affair with dancer Francine Cornell, 27, was revealed in 2010 – but the strain proved too much.

And it seems that Ronan‘s lifestyle has suffered since he became a single man.

‘I’ve lost a bit of weight,’ Ronan told the Daily Mirror.

‘I run a lot and basically I haven’t been eating – just drinking all the f*cking time.

‘It’s not healthy, really.’

But Ronan has now confirmed that his drinking is modest.

‘I like a glass of wine, but a battle with booze? Not at all, no,’ he told U105 presenter Frank Mitchell.

‘I have three kids, I’m a responsible father, I did the school run this morning, not a bother on me. I’ll be picking them up at 1.30pm and 2.30pm today. I don’t have any issue with alcohol.’

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