Keith Duffy, the Boyzone star, is reportedly “in bits” following his separation from his wife Lisa Smith after 25 years.
The 49-year-old singer, now a soap actor, is said to be struggling with the unexpected end of their marriage, as indicated by their recent social media activity where they unfollowed each other.
Friends and family are also reportedly shocked by the news. The insider added: “It has come as a shock to everyone. Back in July, they appeared happier than ever while celebrating 25 years together on a trip of a lifetime to the French Riviera.”
Despite the separation, the ex-couple is attempting to maintain a civil divorce for the sake of their son Jay, 27, and daughter Mia, 23. Keith, currently on tour with Boyzlife bandmate Brian McFadden, hasn’t given up hope of reconciliation.
A source told The Sun: “There is no one else involved.
“It is serious, but Keith is hopeful that they can sort this thing out. They care deeply for one another and their children.”
Keith offered a touching tribute to Lisa on their 25th wedding anniversary, saying on Instagram: “We’ve had our ups and downs, our fair share of obstacles along the way, but our love, friendship, and desire, our fight for each other, and we are still going.
“Happy anniversary Smithy, our silver wedding! All in the blink of an eye. Watching our children grow up with you has been the highlight of my life.
“Thank you for your unconditional love, support and understanding. I love you with all my heart.”
Keith and Lisa tied the knot in Las Vegas in 1998, with Boyzone bandmate Ronan Keating serving as best man. Their last Instagram post together was a loving snapshot from a French holiday on July 14, 2023.