Rugby player Ben Foden and his second wife Jackie have just celebrated their daughter Farrah’s first birthday – and are thinking about having another child.
Ben, 35, is a father of three, welcomed Farrah a year ago with Jackie, 36, and already shared Aoife Belle, nine, and Tadhg, six, with ex-wife Una Healy, 39.
And talk to OK! In this week’s magazine, Jackie said, “Maybe we’ll have another baby next year.”
Baby number two/four? Rugby player Ben Foden and his second wife Jackie just celebrated their daughter Farrah’s first birthday – and are thinking about having another child
Reflecting on her pregnancy and the arrival of Farrah, she continued, “The first pregnancy was really tough for me. I remember breaking down with Ben one night because I was so exhausted.
‘Then we had to induction at 37 weeks and that was a caesarean section. It was brutal. I’m 36 now, I’d like to have another child because after I’ve had Farrah, I see that’s why I was put on this planet.”
She also admitted that Farrah “lights up” when she spends time with her half brother and sister – but they live in Ireland with Una, while Ben and Jackie live in Jackie’s native US.
Jackie commented that Ben and Una’s children are very well behaved and also added that she believes she and Ben will one day move to the UK and return to the US for vacation.
Talking to OK! Magazine This Week Said Jackie: ‘Maybe We’ll Have Another Baby Next Year’ [pictured celebrating Farrah’s birthday]
Stateside: Ben currently plays for Rugby United New York in the USA [pictured over the weekend]
In March, during a conversation about Lorraine, Una shared how she negotiates her relationship with her ex-husband Ben for the sake of their children.
The singer split from the rugby player in 2018 after Ben reportedly cheated on her with PR girl Becky Milne, who denied the claims.
During the interview, Una explained why she thinks it is important to “maintain the best relationship with Ben, even though he is far away.”
Reflecting on her pregnancy and the arrival of Farrah, she continued, “The first pregnancy was really tough for me. I remember I broke down with Ben one night because I was so exhausted”
Busy: Ben, 35, is a father of three and welcomed Farrah to Jackie, 36 . a year ago
Co-parenting: Ben shares Aoife Belle, nine, and Tadhg, six, with ex-wife Una Healy, 39
Just a year after their breakup, Ben married Jackie aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts, two weeks after they started dating.
The socialite announced her pregnancy shortly after, and the couple welcomed their daughter in May last year.
Lorraine Kelly said to Una, “Congratulations for making that work for them, because the kids are the most important, aren’t they?”
Una said, ‘They absolutely are, they are my world, Aoife and Tadhg, they really are.
Family: In March, during a conversation about Lorraine, Una told how she negotiates her relationship with her ex-husband for the sake of their children
“They are also so young, so it is very important to maintain the best possible relationship with their father, even though he lives very far away and has a new wife and child.
“I always try to nurture that relationship they have, they communicate… they were just on FaceTime yesterday.
“He sees them when he can and I will always try to protect that relationship as best I can and because I’m in the public eye I get asked about him I would never speak ill of him or say anything bad because I don’t think I That’s not fair to the kids.
Divorce: The singer broke up with the rugby player in 2018 after Ben reportedly cheated on her with PR girl Becky Milne, who denied the claims [pictured in 2018]
Continue: Just a year after their split, Ben married his second wife Jackie Belanoff Smith aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts and welcomed Farrah last May
“That’s exactly how I feel in general.”
The Saturdays star moved back to Ireland after the breakdown of her marriage.
She was in a relationship with David Breen, but broke up last year.
the singer is now looking for a date and her only criteria is that she is a ‘nice person’.
Family: Una added that she needed to ‘get used to my new life’ and that after moving to Ireland she couldn’t be in a ‘better place’ than with her family [pictured in April]
Talking about a disastrous date with the host, Una said: I’I’m done with dating apps.
‘We chatted for weeks, I had a Skype dinner date. I was supposed to meet him and then I got a text saying “I just got hit, hit by a van” and he said he had a concussion.”
Una explained how the date told her he was going to the hospital and when they finally went for a walk, it didn’t click.
She said, “That’s the danger of online dating. Building this date in your head, but it can be a disappointment.’
Ready to mix! The Irish singer, who broke up with friend David Breen last year [pictured], said she is now looking for a date again and her only criteria is that they are a ‘nice person’