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Dancing on Ice's Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams ended their marriage after three years

The former pair have since moved on

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Dancing on Ice star Brian McFadden and his ex-wife Vogue Williams announced the end of their three-year marriage in July 2015. The couple both confirmed their split on Twitter in a shared statement posted along with a heartbreak emoji.

"It is with sadness that Brian and I have made the tough decision to go our separate ways," Irish model Vogue wrote. "We will always care greatly about each other, remain friends and wish each other all the very best for the future."

The 33-year-old continued: "We have nothing else to say on the subject and we would like to thank our friends and family for their support during this difficult period. Vogue x."

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Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams have announced their split

Brian shared the same message on his Twitter page, replacing his name for his wife's.

News of the split came as a big shock to fans, as Westlife singer Brian had previously called Vogue his "soulmate" and described how it had been "love at first sight" for the couple.

"We instantly clicked and talked non-stop for eight hours the night we met and I proposed eight months later," 38-year-old Brian told The Belfast Telegraph.

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"Within three weeks she moved to Australia to be with me. Although it was a whirlwind romance, it was just so right from the beginning, so we knew it would work."

He added: "Meeting her was a life changer for me – she's my soulmate. Getting married hasn't changed anything – it was perfect anyway – but it has made us both feel quite grown-up. We like nothing better than just staying in and spending time together as a couple when we're not working.

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"You can be in love with someone but if you can't be friends with them, it's kind of pointless. We make each other laugh, especially after we've had a silly row about something."

DJ Vogue had also spoken to HELLO! Online about the realities of married life. "I thought I was going to turn Brian into a domestic god within the first year!" she admitted. "It is all about compromise. I will do most of the housework but he takes care of going to the shops, giving me lifts or picking people up."

Vogue – also a previous blogger for HELLO! Online – married Brian in a lavish Tuscan ceremony on 2 September 2012. Brian was previously married to Kerry Katona – from 2002 until 2006 – and the couple have two daughters together, Molly, 13, and 12-year-old Lily-Sue from his marriage.

Vogue is now married to Spencer Matthews who she recently had baby Theodore with, and Brian is dating Danielle Parkinson.

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