On cloud nine: Ronan Keating and new love Storm Uechtritz go for a romantic stroll while she shows off legs in short skirt
12:09 GMT, 22 September 2012
Ronan Keating and TV producer Storm Uechtritz have been seen out together flaunting their new relationship status for the first time since confirming that they were dating.
The Boyzone singer and the beautiful blonde were relaxing in the sunshine as they took a leisurely stroll around Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday.
Ronan, 35, looked completely relaxed as he took his new woman out for a casual walk while she took full advantage of the warm weather and showed off her legs.
It must be love: Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz were seen taking a romantic stroll around town in Sydney, Australia
The boy band member kept things very relaxed as he wore a burgundy T-shirt with a pair of baggy cream trousers with his tattooed arms on display.
Storm whipped out her legs in a short denim skirt which she teamed with a off-the-shoulder top that completed her rock chick style.
The two blondes hid their eyes behind sunglasses but one thing they couldn't disguise was their beaming smiles as they gazed at one another.
The look of love: Ronan and Storm seemed very relaxed as they flirted and joked down the street
Star struck: The singer met the television producer when he was working on on the set of the Australian X Factor in June 2010
The pair had been close friends for almost two years, but recently their relationship developed into something much deeper.
The singer confirmed last week: ‘Storm and I have been friends for some time and that has recently evolved into something more serious. We are both really happy.’
Keating and Uechtritz became close when they met on the set of the Australian X Factor in June 2010.
On cloud nine: Ronan confirmed last week that the friendship had developed into something much deeper
Just one month earlier, news of
Ronan’s affair with backing dancer Francine Cornell had broken, putting a
huge strain on the singer’s marriage.
And while his wife Yvonne spent that
summer in Australia with the couple’s three children, Jack, 13, Missy,
11, and Ali, seven, Ronan and Storm remained close friends.
A source on the show said: ‘Wherever Ronan went on the set, Storm went.
‘They hung out together all the time.
‘After the show, Ronan would go back and meet Yvonne and the children.
Salvage attempt: Ronan and his ex-wife Yvonne, pictured at Bondi Beach in Sydney in October 2010, have divorced
‘But on the set, Ronan and Storm just hung out and chatted and laughed. They were very close.’
In fact, the amount of time they spent
together during filming of the first series sparked speculation as to
the nature of their relationship.
A load of waffle: Storm is said to share the same interests as Ronan including a love of food
Then in November, Storm suddenly left
the show to join the production team at Masterchef Australia. She worked
on that programme for 10 months and last October she was hired as a
producer on The Voice of Australia, a rival show to Ronan’s X Factor.
‘Ronan was definitely sad to see her go,’ added the source.
A friend of Ronan’s new woman said:
‘They have loads in common – both are into keeping fit, music, good food
and wine – and there is a real spark between them.
For the first time
in months, Ronan has a real spring in his step and although they’re
still in the early stages, both think this could be something long
A friend of Storm’s added: ‘Those
close to Storm have known for some time about her and Ronan, and
everyone’s delighted for her.’
The ex-Boyzone star announced the
separation from his wife of 14 years just five months ago. Yvonne is
said to have been irreparably heartbroken by the revelations that her
husband had cheated.