I deserve what I got: Ronan Keating

Updated: Aug 23, 2012, 10:29 AM IST

London: Musician Ronan Keating, whose marriage collapsed after he had an affair with one of Boyzone`s backing dancers, says he "deserved what he got".

The illicit affair lasted over seven months and was uncovered after Keating`s then-wife Yvonne discovered texts between the singer and 27-year-old Francine Cornell on a secret mobile phone.

Leeds-born dancer Francine later went on to claim that boyband frontman Ronan had done all the chasing, bombarding her with messages during May and June 2009, reported Daily Mail.

"It`s been a tough couple of years ? I deserve what I got," Keating said.

Despite making efforts to work through their issues, including a brief separation, Keating and Yvonne, 38, were unable to move past his misdemeanours and the couple divorced in April this year after fourteen years of marriage.

However, for the sake of their three children, Jack, 13, Missy, 11 and Ali, 6, Keating and Yvonne have stayed on good terms following their split.

"My 11-year-old daughter, Missy made a film this year, which is coming out in February; a horror movie called Dark Touch," Keating said.

The singer did not touch upon his ex-wife`s new relationship with cameraman John Conroy, who she is reported to have met on the set of a movie.