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Star's pain Una Healy's 'heart is broken' following death of beloved dog Jackson

She said: “I musically named my dogs after the king of pop, Jackson and the living Irish rock legend that is Bono.”


Una Healy (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Una Healy (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Una Healy (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Una Healy says her “heart is broken” after the death of her beloved dog Jackson.

The former Saturdays singer adopted her furry friend back in 2010 with ex-husband Ben Foden, along with another dog named Bono.

She confirmed the devastating news in an Instagram post on Wednesday evening, sharing a number of photos and videos of her pet.

Una wrote: “My heart is broken this evening. RIP Jackson.”

Thankfully, the Tipperary native has a great support network as dozens of friends and fans flooded the comments section reaching out to the singer.

Model and TV personality Glenda Gilson wrote: “Heartbreaking when we lose a furry friend xxx.”

“So sorry for your loss,” said wellness influencer Holly White.

Una has spoken before about how she named her pooches after her musical idols, Michael Jackson and Bono.

She said: “I musically named my dogs after the king of pop, Jackson and the living Irish rock legend that is Bono.”

The singer also shared an adorable post last summer after being reunited with her canine companions, writing: “Jackson and Bono! Great seeing these boys again.

“They seem to be naturally socially distancing for the photo too! Both are getting on now though aged 10 and 11! #jug #pomapug #dogsofinstagram.”

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Following her split with rugby player Ben Foden, the 39-year-old moved home to Tipperary last year with her two kids, Aoife Belle and Tadhg.

She recently had a clear-out of her childhood home and delighted fans with some of the 90s memorabilia she found lying around.

“My callcard collection! Just came across these during a recent clear out... I used to love collecting them,” she told her Instagram followers.

“These were huge back in the 90s now before mobile phones, for collecting. Some really rare ones in there as well, I think that Garth Brooks one is worth a few bob!

“These were always left behind, I'd always be stalking outside phone boxes waiting to see what people left behind!

“I used to have to trade them... I can't remember, there was nothing online back then! So, I don't know how I did it but I did, I used to swapsie!” she laughed.

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