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‘We have made the tough decision to go our separate ways’: Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams have split after three years of marriage

By Sandra Mallon And Kate Thomas For Mailonline 21:50 07 Jul 2015, updated 23:08 07 Jul 2015

Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams have split up.

The former Westlife singer and the Irish model, who tied the knot in a lavish Tuscan ceremony in Italy in September 2012, have decided to call it a day after three years of marriage.

They both confirmed the news on Twitter on Tuesday night in a shared statement with a heartbreak emoji.

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Sad split: Westlife singer Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams announced their intention to separate in a Twitter statement on Tuesday night

The message read: ‘It is with sadness that Brian and I have made the tough decision to go our separate ways.

‘We will always care greatly about each other, remain friends and wish each other all the very best for the future.

‘We have nothing else to say on the subject and we would like to thank our friends and family for their support during this difficult period. Vogue x’

The pair have been busy lately working on separate projects. Vogue, who was crowned winner of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive earlier this year, is filming for an Rte show on female boxing and is also involved in a documentary on sex in modern Ireland.

Shared statement: The couple announced the news on social media via an identical message, insisting they were parting on good terms and would remain friends Short and sweet: Both Brian and Vogue shared this statement about their ‘tough decision’ to end things

Meanwhile, Brian, 35, has been staying in London where he is currently filming his second series of Who’s Doing The Dishes?.

The split will come as a shock to fans as Brian recently gushed about 29-year-old Vogue being his ‘soulmate’, describing that it was ‘love at first sight’ in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph in April.

He told the newspaper at the time: ‘We instantly clicked and talked non-stop for eight hours the night we met and I proposed after eight months.

‘Within three weeks she moved to Australia to be with me. Although it was a whirlwind romance, it was just so right from the beginning, so we knew it would work.

Shock: The couple, pictured on a date night in London in March, had been spending time apart due to their TV commitments, but seemed happier than ever

‘Meeting her was a life changer for me – she’s my soulmate. Getting married hasn’t changed anything – it was perfect anyway – but it has made us both feel quite grown-up.

‘We like nothing better than just staying in and spending time together as a couple when we’re not working.

‘You can be in love with someone but if you can’t be friends with them, it’s kind of pointless. We make each other laugh, especially after we’ve had a silly row about something.’

In March, Vogue admitted in an interview with Now magazine that she already had her first child’s name picked out, if the couple were to ever have children.

Whirlwind romance: The pair got engaged after eight months together and tied the knot in September 2012 Shock: Vogue and Brian, who tied the knot in September 2012, had been spending time apart due to their TV commitments, but seemed happier than ever

‘I was fuming because Liv Tyler just called her son Sailor and it was clearly my name. I definitely want it for a girl, it’s happening. Brian is really against the name I want’, she said.

But the 29-year-old said at the time that she was not planning to have any children for several years as she was focusing on her career.

The Dubliner, who is stepmother to Brian’s children Molly and Lily-Sue from his previous marriage to Kerry Katona, just returned from Ibiza for the official Lipsy summer party, where she was joined model Nadia Forde and Amy Willerton.

The couple, who were living in London, only signed a deal to buy a house in Howth in Dublin last month.

‘Soulmates’: Just last month, Brian had revealed in an interview that he was destined to be with the Irish model and presenter, admitting that it was love at first sight

Writing in her Sunday World column, Vogue enthused: ‘I’ve literally just got the keys and we’re very excited. We needed a base here so it’s a big day.’

Last month, they also announced they bought a black and tanned dog, Winston.

But the couple’s followers on social media had noticed a change in their tweeting habits after their recent Twitter fight, in which Vogue blocked Brian from reading her tweets.

In April he tweeted an image showing a screenshot of Vogue’s Twitter account which read ‘you have been blocked from reading @VogueWilliams tweets’.

He added: ‘This what happens when you have an argument with your wife in 2015.’

Surprising: Vogue and Brian only signed a deal to buy a house in Howth, Dublin last month and had just got a dog named Winston

Since then both seemed to have been using Twitter more for work rather than to publicise their romance.

Before the block, Brian had always paid compliments to his wife’s stunning figure on social media.

‘My wife @voguewilliams has a very sexy tush. She’s gonna kill me,’ he jokingly tweeted one day.

And in a romantic memory, he tweeted: ‘In Harry’s for a pre-show drink. The place I met @voguewilliams. Nice.’ She replied: ‘@Brian-McFadden that’s not where we met’ to which he added sweetly: ‘@ voguewilliams well it’s the first place I laid eyes on you’.

Coincidence: Brian’s ex-wife Kerry Katona, who he split from in 2004 after two years of marriage, is alleged to be taking some time apart from her husband George Kay

MailOnline has contacted both Brian and Vogue’s representatives for comment.

In a strange twist of fate, it was also reported on Tuesday that Brian’s ex-wife Kerry Katona had parted ways with her third husband George Kay.

The bubbly reality star is said to have kicked George out of their home in Chinnor, Oxon, because she is fed of of his constant partying and failing to support her family.

The Sun  claimed their marriage is already ‘on the rocks’ after just nine months.

Brian and Atomic Kitten original Kerry enjoyed a high-profile romance in their pop heyday and had daughters Molly, 13, and Lilly-Sue, 12, during the course of their four-year relationship.

Kerry quit the girl group when she fell pregnant with their first child and the pair tied the knot in January 2002.

They announced their intention to divorce just two years later and embarked upon a bitter custody battle for their children.

The pair are no longer on speaking terms following a long-running feud, and Brian previously revealed he always goes through the girls’ nanny to arrange when to see them.

Brian also had a seven-year relationship with Australian singer Delta Goodrem, calling off their engagement in April 2011, one month before he got together with Vogue.

Blast from the past: Brian and Kerry fell in love during their pop heyday and were embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their daughters Molly, 13, and Lilly-Sue, 12 after their split

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