Ben Foden admits he was ‘wrong’ to cheat on Una Healy as he opens up on their divorce

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Ben Foden has admitted it was "wrong" of him to cheat on ex-wife Una Healy, two years after their split.

The 35 year old was married to The Saturdays singer Una, 38, for six years, but announced their separation in 2018.

At the time of their split, it was reported that Ben had been unfaithful to the Irish stunner, which he has since confirmed.

Rugby ace Ben has now opened up on the end of their relationship and his decision to marry second wife, Jackie Belanoff-Smith, on the day his divorce from Una was finalised.

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Speaking to his 111,000 Instagram followers in a live video, he said: "I hold my hands up and say, it was wrong.

"We're people who respect each other and we'll always love each other because we have kids."

Discussing his new marriage, Ben added: "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."

The X Factor: Celebrity contestant, who shares eight year old daughter Aoife and five year old son Tadhg with Una, revealed he went "crazy" on dating apps following their split.

He continued: "I went a bit crazy for about six, seven months, on a few of the well known apps. I had a lot of fun.

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"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.

"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.

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"I knew she'd be really kind and respectful to my other kids from my other marriage."

Ben and Jackie welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Farrah, back in May.

Jackie took to Instagram at the time to share an image of herself sweetly holding the newborn just moments after giving birth, as proud dad Ben stands over them.

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