Una Healy opens up about co-parenting with ex-husband Ben Foden

Una Healy

Una Healy has opened up about co-parenting with ex-husband, Ben Foden.

Una and the former England rugby star split in 2018, and Ben relocated to America after the breakup.

They share children Aoife Belle and Tadgh, who are currently in New York, spending the second half of summer with their father, step-mum Jackie, and half-sister.

“I’m really happy for them that they have summers in New York and that they’re making lovely memories with their dad, stepmother and sister,” Una told Hello! Magazine.

Pic: Instagram/Una Healy

Continuing: “Our dynamic is probably different to many people’s, but there are lots of people who have families where the parents aren’t together any more. You just manage it as best you can.”

The Big Apple is obviously a long way away from Tipperary, where Una is based.

The singer moved back to her hometown of Thurles in 2020, and confessed it was her family that encouraged her to return due to the Covid-19 lockdowns.

As she explained: “It was the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and I’d been on my own with the kids for months. I was struggling, not having my support system around me, so my family were like: ‘You need to come home.'”

Pic: Instagram/Una Healy

Una and Ben married in 2012, tying the knot in her native Tipperary. Her Saturdays’ bandmates served as bridesmaids on the big occasion.

Six years later, they announced their separation, with Ben admitting to being unfaithful while they were together.

The rugby player is now married to American businesswoman Jackie Belanoff Smith, with the couple getting hitched in 2019. They welcomed their first child, Farrah in 2020.

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