Una Healy discusses “traumatic” divorce from Ben Foden

Una Healy Pic: Evan Doherty

Una Healy has opened up about her divorce from Ben Foden.

The couple split in 2018 after six years of marriage.

Of course, their split played out in the public eye but Una has confessed that all divorces are very difficult.

She confessed that the process was “very traumatic”.

Una Healy Pic: Brian McEvoy

“I think anyone that goes through a divorce, it doesn’t matter if you are in the public eye or not, it doesn’t make it any easier or harder it is the very same,” she said on the Mamia and Me Podcast.

“And I have a lot of friends who have gone through it too, and it is just so traumatic, so traumatic.

“All I can say is you just have to brace yourself for it for anyone going through it, you’ll get through it but it takes a while. And then you just have to go okay where am I now, how am I going to do this?”

She went on to admit that she felt “a bit bitter” and asked why it happened to her.

Una Healy Pic: Evan Doherty

“In Ireland because the divorce rate in the UK is 50 per cent but you come back to Ireland and no one’s divorced and you feel very like ‘Is it just me so?’ In the UK so many of my friends were in the same boat, but not so much here.”

Thankfully she has “come to terms with it now”, she went on to say that “I see how happy my kids are”.

“They love Ireland and they love Thurles and it was the best decision I ever made to move back home. And I see myself staying here now.”

Una and her two children, Aoife Belle and Tadhg moved back to her native Thurles in Co. Tipperary. They spend school holidays with their father Ben in the States with their stepmother Jackie Foden.

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