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Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz: their love in pictures

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Ronan Keating simply lights up when he is around Australian beauty Storm Uechtritz. Their relationship is based on love, passion and a healthy dose of fun – which is why it will come as no surprise to fans and friends to learn of their engagement. The couple, who have been dating since 2012, have revealed their happy news exclusively to HELLO!

While 33-year-old Storm grew up on a cattle property in Queensland, she has fully embraced Ronan's Irish roots. The model and TV producer constantly posts photos to Twitter of beauty spots in the Emerald Isle, and recently wished her followers a happy St Patrick's Day.

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Ronan and Storm have announced their engagement exclusively to HELLO!

She is also a great supporter of The Marie Keating Foundation, a foundation set up in his late mother's name to raise money for cancer research.

Most importantly the dynamic Aussie shares a close bond with his three children Jack, 16, Missy, 14 and Ali, nine. After Ronan popped the question in Thailand, the children were the first to hear the happy news when the newly engaged couple returned to Ireland.


"Storm isn’t just marrying me. There are four of us involved," says Ronan. "Storm has an amazing relationship with the kids, which is very important. "It's highly likely the couple will add to their family, as they're both keen on more children. "We've talked about having a baby and it is a possibility for us, yes," says Storm, who has shared Ronan's itinerant lifestyle between London, Oz and Ireland for the past few years.

Juggling a hectic schedule hasn't been a problem for the pretty blonde, who has a down-to-earth personality and describes herself as coming from "a family of grafters".

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Ronan's children Jack, Missy and Ali are big fans of their father's fiancée

The couple met Down Under five years ago after Ronan took the job as a judge on the Aussie version of the X Factor. For two years they were friends and work colleagues, but in 2012 when they both getting over the end of their marriages, romance blossomed.

"Storm understood me and was there and it was everything to me," says 38-year-old Ronan. "We became really good friends, and the chemistry got greater and greater and over time one thing led to another.

"I've never known anything like it – she's my best friend."