Ronan Keating has split from his wife.

The Boyzone singer - who has three children, Jack, 11, Marie, nine and Ali, four, with his model wife Yvonne - announced today (20.05.10) the couple are "amicably" separating after 12 years together.

A statement released to BANG Showbiz said: "With great sadness Ronan and Yvonne Keating today announce their separation. The separation is amicable and they will continue to work together in order to provide the best for their children. The family ask for privacy at this difficult time."

No other details are yet to be released.

Earlier this week, Ronan admitted he was surprised Yvonne had stayed with him for the last 12 years, and admitted he can be jealous if she goes out without him.

He said: "I can't believe Yvonne has stuck with me for so long. I still get incredibly jealous. The green-eyed monster rears its ugly head and brings out all my insecurities. 

"I don't like it if Yvonne is out without me. I just can't help it."