Ronan Keating and his estranged wife Yvonne, who are ending their 14-year marriage, have decided to divide their £ 24 million fortune instead of going through a court battle.
According to a source close to the couple, the last thing the two want is a messy court battle because in spite of their split, they still love each other.
“There will be no court battle over who owns what or who is entitled to what. That is the furthest thing from their mind. They still love each other very much,” the Mirror quoted the friend as saying.
“The family is not broken up. Their aim when they told their kids about the break-up is that family life doesn’t change for them.
“They don’t want to be one of these families who when the parents break up the kids never see mum and dad together again. That’s how they want it. To remain a family unit,” the friend added.
The former golden couple of showbiz confirmed last week that they split last year and are going their separate ways after 14 years of marriage.
The pair’s relationship was rocked in 2010 when the Boyzone singer’s affair with backing dancer Francine Cornell was discovered.
Friends of the couple have also said that there is no chance the singer will be rekindling his romance with Cornell.
Ronan, 35, is still living in the family’s plush Malahide home but he is due to move out “quietly” in the next few weeks.