Ronan was married for 14 years

Ronan Keating has revealed that he cheated on his ex-wife Yvonne because he was tired of feeling like he had to be ‘perfect’ in their relationship.

The singer now admits that striking up an affair with dancer Francine Cornell, 27, three years ago was a mistake.

‘I had spent so long trying to be the perfect husband. I woke up and decided I didn’t want it,’ says Ronan, 35.

‘I was wrong. I made a choice and, because of that choice, there were devastating effects in people’s lives.’

Ronan – who’s now loved-up with Australian Storm Uechtritz – says it was easy to get caught up in the excitement of being surrounded by female admirers while on the road with Boyzone.

But there was no way he and Yvonne, 38, could have repaired their 14-year marriage after he was unfaithful because the trust had ‘gone’.

‘We were on tour, and when you’re in that circle it’s a bubble,’ Ronan tells Piers Morgan on his ITV show.

‘It’s not real.’

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