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Overview (4)

Born in Swords, Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameRonan Patrick John Keating
Nickname Tin-Tin
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ronan Patrick John Keating (born 3 March 1977) is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. He debuted in 1994, alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch, and Stephen Gately, as the lead singer of Irish group Boyzone. His solo career started in 1999 and has spawned nine albums. He gained worldwide attention when his single "When You Say Nothing at All" was featured in the film Notting Hill and peaked at number one in several countries. As a solo artist, he has sold over 20 million records worldwide alongside the 25 million records with Boyzone and in Australia, he is best known as a judge on The X Factor.

Keating is active in charity work and has been a charity campaigner for the Marie Keating Foundation, which raises awareness for breast cancer and is named after his mother, who died from the disease in 1998. At the age of 21 he married Yvonne Connolly after a brief two month romance. They had three children together: Jack Keating (1999), Marie Keating (2001) and Ali Keating (2005). In 2010 the couple separated and after 18 months Ronan started dating Australian TV Producer/Director, Storm Uechtritz in March 2012. After three years together Ronan proposed to Storm during a holiday in Thailand in March 2015. They were married in Scotland on the 17th August, the same year with his three children acting as best man, bridesmaid and flower girl.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Storm Keating (17 August 2015 - present)
Yvonne Connolly (30 April 1998 - 19 March 2015) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (14)

Has a son, Jack Keating, with Yvonne Connolly (born March 15, 1999).
Member of the Irish pop boy-band Boyzone.
Has a daughter, Marie Keating (born February 18, 2001) with Yvonne Connelly.
Four older siblings: Ciaran, Linda, Gerard and Gary.
His second solo-album, "Destination", released. (May 2002).
Performed at the anti-war "One Big No" concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London. [March 2003]
Contributes "In The Ghetto" to the "Warchild Hope" album (released 21 April 2003).
The first single he bought was "Last Christmas" by Wham!
He and Yvonne were married on the island of Nevis, with only his brother Gary and a female friend present as witnesses.
His wife Yvonne went into labour while Ronan was on the 18th hole at the Celtic Manor playing for the All Star Cup on 29th August 2005 but it was a false alarm and the baby wasn't born until 7th September.
Daughter, Ali Keating, was born on September 7, 2005.
He has sold in excess of 21 million albums worldwide.
His daughter Marie is named after his mother who passed away from cancer.
Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, 2009. It took four days to scale the mountain, and two to climb back down. It raised 1.4 million pounds for charity.

Personal Quotes (15)

I've signed breasts and bums. I've signed everything!
The Bee Gees songs are just timeless. Great hooks, great moments in the lyrics and melody that you can't get out of your head. Once you hear one of them, you're singing it all day.
When I was about ten years of age, my brother, my cousin Trevor and I were on holiday with our parents and we were in a karaoke situation in a hotel. I did karaoke and I did Groovy Kind of Love. It's the very first song I kind of performed in front of anyone, so it was a big deal for me.
I have never mimed in my life - swear to God!
I've never done this for the money. I don't care about it. I spend it as quick as I have it. My biggest extravagance is making sure my family can be with me as much as possible. I care about happiness for my family, and for joy. I love what I do. I love travel, I love meeting people, I love getting up on stage and performing in front of 20,000 people and I love watching people singing the songs back at me. It's unbelievable. Such a buzz! And I want to come over here and give it a go because it's America, the land of bloody opportunity. The streets are paved with gold, as they say. I guess it's just that whole thing of being able to go and conquer America. I believe you always have to set yourself a challenge because otherwise life gets very boring. And I'd hate to think this could ever get boring because I love it too much.
[2001] For the first time, guys are starting to buy my records - slowly. Girls are still buying them, but they're older girls. I've lost some of the teen audience. I think some of them feel bitter that the fact Boyzone aren't together is because of me, and that's not true. But now I've got guys coming up to me in the street and shaking me by the hand and saying, "Nice record." I've never had that before. People say, "Me and me girlfriend got married to this song." Or "We kissed to this song." Which is pretty groovy!
Me and me dad didn't have a great relationship when we were younger. We had a good relationship, but it wasn't an affectionate relationship. It was never the arm around the shoulder and "It'll be OK."
It's hard coming from a boy band. Unless you turn into Robbie Williams and take drugs and drink and fall asleep on the street, you're always going to be labelled with that nice boy band image.
[on the Spice Girls' live vocals] Like five feckin' cats screechin'.
[as he fell off his motorbike filming the music video for "Lovin' Each Day"] Didjeh see that? I fell on my feckin' arse!
[filming the music video for "Lovin' Each Day"] I feel like feckin' Mr Bean. On a feckin' lawn mower.
I was in a band, man, and I had great fun. I toured the world with great mates and it was great fun, and my God it was rock'n'roll. More rock'n'roll than most feckin' rock'n'roll bands. But we just didn't feel we had to get up and say it in front of the TV and in newspapers and whatnot. When I was in the band, we had to be careful what we did, because there's young people out there who watch your every move. If you get tattoos, they'll get the same tattoo, if they see you smoking, I'm sure they'll want to smoke because their favourite pop star does it. But we had a lot of fun. And now I've made a family and settled down and I do this because I love music. I feckin' love music. I drive the car home and I'm singin' to me heart's content other people's songs, and I'm sure they're bang out of tune, and I just love it! And Jack sings with me in the back and it's brilliant! Isn't that what music's all about?
The reason Oasis and Robbie [Williams] and bands like that don't happen [in America] is that sometimes attitudes like that don't work. If you launch your album with the title The Ego Has Landed, like Robbie did, they don't get that here. It's not funny for them. [Robbie Williams during his Take That days was] the sweetest guy you've ever met in your life. I like Robbie and I kind of feel for him as well because he's got so big so rapidly in the UK. It's quite scary for him. You know, when you meet him he's only like a little boy, he's like a little lost boy.
[filming the music video for "Lovin' Each Day"] Every time I'm needed for a shot people are going: "Talent coming through", and I'm saying, "Don't call me talent please, me name's Ronan." They gave me a room and said: "No one can come in here, this room's only for you." And I'm saying: "I don't mind people coming into the room," I says: "I don't care." Then they say: "When you want to have your make-up done, give us five minutes and we'll have the place cleared." And I says: "Man, I don't care. Feckin' hell, we're all here to make a video!"
I hate usin' that feckin' term. I'm a pop artist and that's what I'll always be. I don't want to be a "credible artist". I'm not going to be feckin' Noel Gallagher. I want to be respected for what I do, but that's different. I don't need to be a credible artist, it doesn't drive me.

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