Ronan Keating’s Lover: 'He Said He'd Marry Me’
Dancer who had fling with Boyzone star speaks out...
Francine Cornell, the dancer who had a fling with Ronan Keating, has revealed details of the affair which led to [uuid=ddd9db63-33cf-4b6c-8cdb-e8ea31dec6ea]Boyzone star pursued her during their seven-month fling and hinted that they would get married one day.
Francine told the paper: “I have constantly been painted as the scarlet woman who ruined a perfect marriage. It couldn’t be further from the truth. The marriage was already in trouble before either Ronan or his wife knew who I was.”
She continued: “Once I asked, ‘Do you think I’ll still see your name on my phone in 20 years’? He said, ‘In 20 years, we will be married’. At the time it was nice and I think it’s what he believed.
“He was the one who pursued me, most definitely, I made the mistake of falling for it and not having the strength to walk away.”
Their relationship came to an end when Yvonne, Ronan’s wife of 14 years, found out about the fling.
Francine said: “She was furious and acted like any woman would.”
Ronan spoke of his infidelity on TV last week, telling host Piers Morgan: “I was wrong, what I did. There were devastating effects in people’s lives.”
Ronan confirmed that he and Yvonne are divorcing and that he is now in a relationship with 30-year-old television producer Storm Uechtritz.