Ronan Keating's estranged wife Yvonne is moving on after the collapse of their marriage, and the news has "hit him really hard".
The Keatings' 14-year marriage ended earlier this year after the X Factor Australia judge cheated with a backing dancer. Now, Yvonne is reportedly dating a father-of-six, cameraman John Conroy, who she met on the set of Dark Touch, a film 11-year-old daughter Missy was working on.
According to the Mirror, the news has devastated Ronan, who had been desperate to reconcile.
"He has made no secret of how much he is still hurting over the break-up of his marriage," one source said. "Now he is having to try to accept that his wife is dating again."
Speaking to the Daily Mail last month, Ronan blamed himself for the collapse of the marriage, and revealed that he finds the prospect of singledom daunting.
"Being on my own is all new to me. I was young when I got married — just 21. So to be suddenly on my own, at 35, is weird," he said.