Ben Foden took to Instagram to reveal that his wife Jackie Belanoff Smith gave birth on Wednesday, jokingly pondering the idea of broadcasting the birth live.
The 34-year-old rugby bait took to his Instagram account a few minutes before 1am to share images of his wife on a hospital bed while putting on a mask and strapped to an IV.
The handsome sportsman put on a mask himself and served as a cameraman with the text: ‘What do people think of a live stream on Instagram during a pandemic.’ [sic]
Oh baby! Ben Foden took to Instagram to reveal that his wife Jackie Belanoff Smith gave birth on Wednesday, jokingly pondering the idea of broadcasting the birth live
Seemingly eager to keep things light-hearted, he added Salt-N-Pepa’s 1988 hit hit Push It as the soundtrack to the procedure.
Not to be outdone, Jackie shared images of herself from her hospital bed, panning the lens of her own face to that of her husband, such as Young Joc’s 2006 rap hit, It’s Goin ‘Down, as background music par excellence.
She also gave her medic mom a chance to wave at the camera while giving the expectant mom a coronavirus smear before welcoming her child into the world.
Expected Arrival: 34-year-old rugby bait took to Instagram just minutes before 1am to share images of Jackie Belanoff Smith on a hospital bed wearing a mask
Document Everything: Not to be outdone, Jackie shared images of herself from her hospital bed
Handsome sports star Ben married American entrepreneur Jackie in August, just two weeks after they started dating.
In February, MailOnline exclusively revealed that Ben is expecting a child with Jackie, 19 months after his divorce from Una Healy.
Friends of the Celebrity X Factor star said he is “ absolutely thrilled ” to become a father for the third time.
He already shares two children Aoife, seven and five year old Tadhg, with The Saturdays singer, Una, 38.
“Ben and Jackie are over the moon,” a source told MailOnline.
“They are so excited to become parents together for the first time and look forward to starting their new lives as a family.
Music: Jackie panned the lens from her own face to her husband’s, since Young Joc’s 2006 rap hit, It’s Goin ‘Down, was her favorite backing track.
Medic: She also gave her medic mom a chance to wave at the camera while giving the expectant mom a coronavirus smear before welcoming her child into the world
“The plan is to move from America back to the UK and raise the baby here – there’s a lot to organize, but they can’t wait for their new arrival.”
Ex-rugby international Ben first married The Saturdays singer Una in her native Ireland in 2012, after the couple dated for four years.
The couple divorced in July 2018 after six years of marriage when Ben confessed to cheating on Una with publicist Becky Milne.
Ben married Jackie in August on a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts, despite the couple only knowing each other for a few weeks.
Ben told MailOnline last year that he plans to move back to the UK with Jackie and buy a house in Cheshire together.
The former England full-back would currently participate in his second and final season of Major League Rugby on behalf of New York.
Play around: in March Ben shared a nice selfie with new wife Jackie, after it turned out that they are expecting their first child together
Newlyweds: Ben married Jackie on a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts in August, despite the couple only knowing each other for a few weeks
Instead, he and his wife spent the past few weeks isolating in a quieter environment in nearby Connecticut after feeling their home in Manhattan.
Their unplanned move gave Foden time to decide whether to commit to another campaign next year, or accept that his playing days ended abruptly, with a defeat to San Diego on March 8.
“I signed a two-year deal and this was my second year, but I have a three-year visa and I’m married to an American now, so I’m getting a green card,” he told Sportsmail last month.
“I have not yet decided whether I want to continue playing. Obviously this is not the way I would like to end my career, but in my head I thought this would be my last year, in terms of struggling and being a player.
“I’ll be 35 in the summer and maybe it’s time to get out. I came here to do two years and I wanted to help get New York on the rugby map, maybe win a championship with them and go to a high level, but of course that can’t happen now.
“Time is not on my side. I’ve been playing this game for a long time and love it, but my days are numbered. I have to have a chat with the owners and the coaches, to see if they want me to play next season, then I have to talk to my wife about it, because I really approached this as my last year. ‘
Family: The former England rugby international already shares two children Aoife, seven and five-year-old Tadhg, with ex-wife Una Healy, 38