Ben Foden praises ex-wife Una and says they’ve ‘come a long way since divorce’

Ben Foden praises ex-wife Una and says they’ve ‘come a long way since divorce’

05/31/2021

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Ben Foden has revealed how he and his ex-wife Una Healy survived their difficult divorce and are making things work for the sake of their children.

The pair split in July 2016 following six years of marriage and after welcoming two children together. Their union ended after Ben reportedly cheated on the Saturdays, who admitted the situation was "devastating".

Rugby player Ben has since remarried with new wife Jackie and their gorgeous daughter, Farrah, has just celebrated her first birthday.

In an exclusive interview with OK!, Ben has now explained how he and Una have "come a long way" since their split.

Speaking at a party to celebrate Farrah's first birthday in New York, he said: “Yeah, 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.”

Aoife Belle, nine, and Tadhg, six, live in Ireland with their mum, but spend time in the US with Ben and Jackie – who have made their blended family a success by spending Christmas and holidays together.

Phone calls have also been especially important when it comes to helping the older siblings bond with their new sister.

Jackie revealed how little Farrah “lights up” when she sees her brother and sister.

“Whenever they are on the phone she comes running," she says. "We’re looking forward to having them all summer again. When they’re in school they are with their mum in Ireland and in the holidays they are with us.”

Ben and Jackie also revealed how they are already planning for baby number two.

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Mother-of-two Una has previously said she was left stunned when Ben married New York-based business woman Jackie after they'd only known each other a couple of weeks., revealing that she apparently did not know anything about the whirlwind nuptials.

But having returned to Ireland during lockdown with her young family, it's great to hear that Una and Ben are now managing to make it work.

Read Ben and Jackie's full OK! interview, and see all the adorable pictures from Farrah's birthday, here.

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