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What About Us Ben Foden praises 'great mum' Una Healy and says 'We've come a long way since divorce'


Ben Foden and Una Healy in 2013. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ben Foden and Una Healy in 2013. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ben Foden and Una Healy in 2013. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ben Foden has said that he and ex Una Healy “have come a long way” since their devastating divorce.

The rugby player (35) split from The Saturdays singer in 2018 after six years of marriage. They have two children together, Aoife (9) and Tadhg (6).

Ben later admitted to cheating on Una during their relationship and went on to marry his second wife, Jackie Belanoff, in 2019 and the couple welcomed their daughter Farrah last May.

Speaking to OK! Magazine in the US, Ben praised Una for being a “great” mother to their children.

He said: “Una and I have come a long way since our divorce. Our main priority is raising two healthy and loved children. Una’s always been a great mum.”

Ben is currently living in the States with Jackie and Farrah, and admitted that his new wife came into his life at the perfect time and “saved” him.

“I’m trying to be as hands on as I can, but I am obviously over here with Jackie,” he told the magazine.

“We wanted to start a family which obviously happened really quickly and people questioned it. But Jackie came into my life when I really needed her.

“We have something really beautiful here. Now we have little Faffs to cement that and she’s been nothing but a dream,” the Chester native added.

“Before I met Jackie, they were probably the darkest six months of my life in terms of going through a divorce, not seeing my children and negative press.

“Jackie saved me. She gave me structure and finally something to be happy about.”

Jackie told the publication about the couple’s plans to have more children.

She shared: “We might have another baby next year.

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“The first pregnancy was really hard on me. I remember breaking down to Ben one night because I was so exhausted. Then we had to induce at 37 weeks which turned into a C-section. It was brutal.

“I’m 36 now, I’d love to have another kid because after having Farrah I see it’s the reason I was put on this planet,” she said.

Ben added: “It’s a conversation we constantly have.”

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