Westlife singer Mark Feehily splits from boyfriend Kevin McDaid after seven years

Westlife singer Mark Feehily splits from boyfriend Kevin McDaid after seven years

Westlife star Mark Feehily announced today that he and partner Kevin McDaid have split after seven years together.

The singer, 31, took to Twitter today to reveal the news to fans, calling their time together “amazing.”

He wrote: “Sadly, Kevin & I are no longer together. We”ve had an amazin 7 yrs & are both so thankful for the love & support u have shown us from the start.

Split: Westlife star Mark Feehily and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid have announced that they have broken up

Split: Westlife star Mark Feehily and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid have announced that they have broken up

“We won”t be answering any questions about this as its a very private matter. Thanks in advance for understanding that. Lots of love, Mx.” (sic)

In an interview in March, Feehily spoke of his plans to marry his long-time love and eventually to become parents.

“We”re best friends and we live together and we”re going to get married soon,” he told the Mirror at the time. “I can”t wait, but we haven”t finalised the date.”

Break-up: The singer announced the news today on Twitter

Break-up: The singer announced the news today on Twitter

The couple announced that they were engaged in January 2010, with Feehily confirming the news via his Twitter page.

Feehily met photography McDaid, 27, at a charity concert in Dublin in 2005.

They went public with the relationship in 2007 when the Irish star came out in an interview with the Sun in 2007.

Newcastle native McDaid was part of boyband V until 2005, before becoming a photographer.

Long-time love: The couple began dating in 2005 and had plans to marry

Long-time love: The couple began dating in 2005 and had plans to marry