“Why Would I Wait?” Una Healy’s Ex Ben Foden Confirms Marriage To New Girlfriend

Ben said he'd known Jackie for two weeks before deciding to get married.


UPDATE: A day after some suggestive pictures emerged, Ben Foden has confirmed his marriage to new girlfriend Jackie Belanoff Smith.

The rugby player and ex-husband of Una Healy took to Instagram to share the news.

He revealed that the couple had been dating a little over two weeks before he knew he wanted to marry Jackie.

Ben also said that ex-wife Una Healy gave him her blessing.

He addedand that his new wife will be a great step-mother to their children Aoife and Tadhg.

“This last year has been by far my toughest and most turbulent for a number of reasons that many of you I’m sure are aware of, in some way or another. The world has a funny way of working things out, many people think I’m a bad person – as I’m sure they’ll be many nasty comments left under this post by keyboard warriors a plenty. But I met a girl who seriously swept me off my feet and in a time of hardship showed me love, a deep devoted love,” she said on Instagram.

He added: “People will say we are mad or crazy or even fools, as @snackyjax and I had only been dating seriously for a little over 2 weeks before deciding to get married. But when someone like her comes into your life, why would I wait?”

“The people who needed to know, such as close family and friends were told before anyone else and they are happy for me including my beautiful X wife @unahealy who I love even more for her blessing.”

He continued by gushing about his new wife: “Life is short and you only get one and it’s worth living. Jackie is the greatest human being I’ve ever come across – she’s beautiful inside and out, intelligent, charming, funny, generous, kind, gentle, energetic the list goes on. ? She will be a great step mum to Aoife and Tadhg and offers me a future I can’t wait to explore with her. My heart is full and I honestly couldn’t be happier, so those that want to bring negativity or try and tear me down go ahead. My life is great and I hope you all will one day feel happiness like I feel while I write this caption. I love you @snackyjax I can’t wait to see where our lives lead together you brought excitement and joy to my life and I couldn’t be prouder having stand at my side as Mrs Foden.”


It’s been just over a year since the news broke about Una Healy and her husband Ben Foden splitting up.

The pair got divorced after Ben reportedly cheated on the Saturdays singer and mother of their two children.

It seems that Ben has already tied the knot once again with new girlfriend Jackie Belanoff Smith.

The rugby player shared a series of photos which seemed to suggest the couple got married on a yacht in Nantucket.

The most convincing pic shows the couple standing in front of a man with papers in his hand.

He shared some other loved-up pics of the two, including one captioned: ‘found a good one’.

The final snap of the two seemed to hint once again that they got married, after he captioned the pic: ‘Yesterday was a pretty special day’.


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