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Ronan Keating's divorce from wife of 17 years finalised

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Four years after Ronan Keating and his wife Yvonne announced their separation, the couple's divorce has been finalised. According to new reports the pair's 17-year marriage officially ended on Thursday and 40-year-old Yvonne was spotted leaving a court in Dublin. "It’s a matter of public record now," a source told the Irish Mail on Sunday. "They got divorced on Thursday. They are both ready to move on with their lives."

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Ronan and Yvonne were married for 14 years before they split in 2011

Dublin-born Ronan, 38, tied the knot with Yvonne Connolly in April 1998 on the Caribbean island of Nevis and the couple went on to have three children together: Jack, 16, Missy, 14 and nine-year-old Ali. Ronan and Yvonne's marriage came under strain in 2010, however, when the former Boyzone singer had an affair with dancer Francine Cornell and although he and Yvonne reconciled, they went their separate ways in 2011. Irish model Yvonne has gone on to date cameraman John Conroy and recently opened up about their relationship to celebrity news website "We're completely and absolutely in love," she said. "But he's in London all the time and I'm here, he has six kids, I have three kids and it works but we're not in each other's pockets." "There's no neediness or anything like that," she added. "He does his thing, I do my thing and we support each other."

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The couple married in 1998

Ronan, meanwhile, has been in a relationship with Australian TV producer Storm Uechtritz since March 2012. In January, during an appearance on ITV's This Morning, the singer hinted that a wedding could be on the cards for the pair.

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Ronan and his new love Storm with his three children Jack, Missy and Ali

"Of course, we'd love to [get married], yes…" he said. "There'll be no secret, we haven't planned anything yet. We'd have to tell our families first!" "I'd have to ask her and she might not even say yes!," he added. "There are so many things that have to happen. There's a whole process, so please let me do that!"