Ronan's relationship with Francine Cornell wasn't just a quick fling
Ronan Keating’s marriage was ripped apart because his wife struggled to forget his affair, Now can reveal.
Yvonne, 37, tried to forgive the Boyzone star, 35, for his seven-month fling with backing dancer Francine Cornell in 2009, but she was still ‘haunted’ by his betrayal.
The mum of three told pals: ‘It was horrible. The whole thing was a nightmare for myself and everyone involved.’
The pair ended their 14-year marriage in December after a ‘Christmas from hell’, but they continued to live together at their Dublin home for months after and only confirmed their split last week.
Ronan’s now looking for a place nearby.
‘Yvonne found it hard to forget,’ a friend tells Now. ‘She knew the affair lasted seven months, so naturally she worried it wasn’t just about sex – there might’ve been real feelings there. That’s difficult for anyone.’
Read the full story about Ronan and Yvonne Keating in Now magazine dated 16 April 2012 – out now!
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