Ben Foden has revealed that he married his new wife on the day that his divorce was finalised from Una Healy.
Speaking on Instagram live to TV presenter, Sharon Carpenter the rugby star revealed that his decision to do this was “wrong.”
Una and Ben were married for six years before they split in 2018, just one year later Ben married Jackie Belanoff Smith after a whirlwind romance. The pair had only met and been dating for two weeks before they said ‘I Do.’
“I hold my hands up and say, it was wrong. My final decree didn’t even come through until the morning of us getting married.”
“People will say I wasn’t very respectful in what I did, getting married to Jackie very quickly, but you can’t help the heart and we’ve got past it.”
“When I met Jackie, she was like no one I’ve ever met before in so many departments. She’s very independent, very free-spirited.”
Ben and Una have two children together, Aoife Belle and Tadgh, Ben has since welcomed a baby girl Farah with Jackie in May of this year.
Ben shared that he hadn’t really planned on having anymore children; “She was at a point where she was like, ‘I want to meet someone and get married and have kids’. Even though in my head I was like, ‘Oh I don’t really want to do that’ I knew she’d make such a good mum.”
“I knew she’d be really kind and respectful to my other kids from my other marriage.”