Ronan Keating split from wife Yvonne in April

Ronan Keating has confirmed that he's found love with Australian blonde Storm Uechtritz.

The Boyzone singer - whose 14-year marriage to wife Yvonne ended in April - opened up about his new relationship after he was spotted dining with Storm, 30, in Sydney.

'Storm and I have been friends for some time and that has recently evolved into something more serious - we are both really happy,' Ronan tells The Sun.

Australian X Factor judge Ronan, 35, met producer Storm on the set of the show, although she's now moved on to work on rival programme The Voice.

She was previously married to businessman Tim Ivers, but the couple broke up in the same month as Ronan and Yvonne.

On his dinner date with Storm, Ronan showed off two arm sleeves of tattoos under his baggy T-shirt.

It seems he's been working on his ink for a while as he was noticeably less decorated two years ago.

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