Drummer and singer Caroline Corr has announced that she and husband Frank Woods have ended their 18-year marriage. The couple tied the knot 18 years ago in a sunlit celebration on the beautiful Balearic island of Majorca.
Carolien and Frank are parents to teenagers Jake (17), Georgina (16) and Rihann (13). The announcement came via Caroline’s Instagram account. The musician, who forms one-quarter of the Dundalk band The Corrs posted a picture of ‘Conscious Uncoupling, 5 Steps To Living Happily Ever After’ by Katherine Woodward Thomas, with the words, “I would recommend this inspirational and supportive book to anyone going through the difficult transition of separation or divorce.”
“This book has been around a long time and I’m certainly not the first or will be the last to mention it but I only started to really understand and like the term conscious uncoupling when going through my own separation some months ago after many many years of marriage,” her post said.
The Dundalk beauty added, “Consciously endeavouring to maintain a good, loving and respectful relationship with my ex has been enormously beneficial to us both and especially to our children. I am also so aware and understand that this may not always be possible for many couples due to pain, fear, anger disputes and loneliness.”
Caroline along with her siblings, Andrea, Sharon and Jim achieved worldwide musical success with a string of hits in the 1990s and early 2000s. Her husband, Frank Woods, is a successful property developer. The couple and their family live in Somerset in England. Caroline said that the couple will not be making any further statements on their break-up, which is believed to be amicable.
Elder sister Sharon dealt with her own marriage break-up last year. She and husband Gavin Bonnar, a lawyer, had been married for 20 years. The couple lived in Andorra at the time of their split a year ago.