Congratulations are in order for Ben Foden and his wife, Jackie.
The couple are set to welcome their second child together.
They are the proud parents to three-year-old Farrah. Last year, Jackie shared that she had suffered from a miscarriage.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, Jackie explained that she had gone through three miscarriages and is now only allowing herself to believe that she and Ben are expecting their second child.
“I kept getting excited about the pregnancies, but nothing stuck. After the third, we kept thinking, ‘We’ll see if it happens, if it does it does; and if it doesn’t it doesn’t.’ It’s hard not to get your hopes up with you really want another baby.”
Jackie went on to say that after suffering three miscarriages, she turned to her mother for advice. She told Jackie to get her progesterone levels and she is now taking supplements.
Ben has two children with his ex-wife, Una Healy – 11-year-old Aoife Belle and eight-year-old Tadhg. They live in Ireland with Una, however, they visit Ben and Jackie in the States during their school holidays.
Jackie and Ben tied the knot in 2020 after only being together for a couple of weeks, just two days after his divorce was finalised from Una.
“That’s the thing, he is on another continent, on another time zone but he FaceTimes the children when he can and has them there for half the summer and Christmas,” she explained.
“It’s a very different dynamic and it’s hard to explain to anyone who might be in a different situation, but that’s how it is for us. Once our children are loved, taken care of and happy, then that’s all that matters. And they are, so we’re obviously doing something right.”