Tabloids make allegations

Ronan Keating grew close to a female backing dancer on the Boyzone tour last year, according to tabloid allegations.

The singer and wife Yvonne announced their separation yesterday after 12 years of marriage.

Now it’s been claimed that Ronan and an unnamed dancer sparked up a friendship during the band’s comeback concerts in May and June 2009.

‘It was the talk of the Boyzone tour for quite a while,’ a source alleges in the Daily Mail. 

Ronan and the girl were certainly very close.’

Ronan, 33, and Yvonne, 36, met as teenagers and married when the singer was just 21. The couple are parents to Jack, 11, Marie, 9, and Ali, 4.

A spokesman for Ronan declined to comment on the reasons for his marriage split. 

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