Singer and X Factor judge Ronan Keating has split from wife Yvonne, according to reports in the UK.
The Irish Boyzone star, 35, has revealed his marriage breakdown to friends, with his Australian work commitments believed to have put added strain on the relationship, The Sun newspaper reported.
The couple, who have been married 14 years, have three children.
"Although Ronan and Yvonne couldn't patch things up, they are both determined to be there for their kids," a friend told The Sun.
"They still love each other and wanted to tell their children and then their friends first, before everyone found out."
Keating is expected to continue his role with The X Factor in 2012.