Boyzone star Ronan Keeting has made a grovelling apology to estranged wife Yvonne for his affair– through the sleeve notes of his new album.
Ronan separated from his wife of 12 years in May, after it was revealed he had conducted an affair with backing dancer Francine Cornell, 26.
Now he has used the sleeve notes of his new album Duet to speak publicly about the break up for the first time.
He says: “You are the most incredible, inspirational woman I have ever met.
“For the mistakes I have made in my life, I am sorry. Guess you have to go there to come back. It was a dark place and you were the light to bring me back. I love you.”
Ronan and Yvonne tied the knot in 1998 on the Caribbean island of Nevis and have three children – Jack, 11, nine-year-old Marie and Ali, Five. But they shocked the showbiz world when they announced their separation in March.
It was then revealed that Yvonne had discovered texts from Francine, a Boyzone backing dancing, on Ronan’s phone, exposing their affair.
Although they remain officially separated Ronan is still battling to reconcile with his wife, and her and their children recently joined him in Australia when he appeared as a judge on their version of X Factor.