15/09/2012 07:50 BST | Updated 15/09/2012 08:26 BST

Ronan Keating Lucky In Love Again

Ronan Keating is happy in love again with a TV executive after splitting from his wife.

Ronan has apparently found love again after a difficult year with a TV executive from Australia.

The former Boyzone singer now appears as a judge on the Australian version of the X Factor and has started dating Storm Uechtritz.

The pair have known each other for a couple of years but it has taken until now for them to get together.

Ronan split from his wife of 14 years Yvonne earlier this year and Storm has also found herself newly single again after she parted company from her husband of two years during the summer.

Speaking to The Mirror, a source close to Ronan said that since the pair have been dating, he has had a real spring in his step again.

"Storm is beautiful and vivacious and is a really good tonic for Ronan after the tough 18 months he's had.

"They have loads in common - both are into keeping fit, music and good food and wine - but there is a real spark between them."

This certainly marks the start of a a new phase for Ronan after he was dogged by stories of his affair with a dancer, which resulted in the breakdown of his marriage.

As well as a successful stint on the X Factor down under, earlier this month his latest album Fires hit number five in the UK album chart.