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07th Aug 2019

Una Healy ‘shocked’ by ex-husband Ben Foden’s decision to marry girlfriend of two weeks

You would be, yeah.

Una Healy is reportedly “shocked” by ex-husband Ben Foden’s decision to marry his new girlfriend of two weeks.

The Saturdays star has been receiving much support from her former bandmates since the news of Ben’s marriage broke yesterday.

The rugby player announced via a lengthy Instagram post that he had tied the knot with his new girlfriend, Jackie Belanoff Smith, saying that Una had given them her “blessing.”


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“She will be a great step mum to Aoife and Tadhg and offers me a future I can’t wait to explore with her,” he wrote.

“My heart is full and I honestly couldn’t be happier, so those that want to bring negativity or try and tear me down go ahead.”

The Sun reports that Una’s former bandmates Rochelle, Mollie, Vanessa, and Frankie were “straight on the phone” following Ben’s post.

“They have rallied around to support her as they can only imagine what she is feeling,” a source told the publication.

“She’s a strong woman, but her friends have let her know that they will be there for her through this as it is still a shock to the system that Ben would remarry so soon.”

Ben and Una split during the summer of last year following rumours that the rugby player had been unfaithful during Una’s second pregnancy,

Ben later this confirmed this himself, but stated that the infidelity wasn’t the only reason behind their split.

“At the moment anything that’s published about me is never very good and pretty rightly so because I was the one who committed adultery,” he told The Guardian.

“But at the same time, it wasn’t the only reason for our divorce to go through. It’s not ideal, but we’re very amicable, we’re getting through it, we’re not the first people in the world to get divorced.

“We’ve got two little kids we adore.”

Una later said that she hoped she and Ben could be friends “one day.”