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Una Healy and ex-husband Ben Foden celebrate daughter Aoife making her First Holy Communion

‘She’s growing up too fast!’ Una Healy and ex-husband Ben Foden celebrate daughter Aoife, 8, making her First Holy Communion as they share sweet family photos


Una Healy and her ex-husband Ben Foden both took to Instagram on Saturday to celebrate their eight-year-old daughter Aoife making her First Holy Communion.

Former Saturdays star Una, 39, shared a series of sweet photos of Aoife in a white dress alongside a snap of herself, Aoife and her and Ben’s son Tadhg, six, together.

Although Ben – who currently resides in the US with second wife Jackie – did not make it to Ireland for the celebrations, the rugby player, 35, did re-post one of Una’s photos of their daughter, writing: ‘Aoife is growing up too fast. Happy Holy Communion.’

Big day: Una Healy, 39, and her ex-husband Ben Foden, 35, both took to Instagram on Saturday to celebrate their eight-year-old daughter Aoife making her First Holy Communion

History: Una married Ben in June 2012 after four years of dating, but their marriage ended in 2018 amid allegations the rugby ace cheated on her (pictured in 2017)

History: Una married Ben in June 2012 after four years of dating, but their marriage ended in 2018 amid allegations the rugby ace cheated on her (pictured in 2017)

Alongside her white dress, Aoife wore silk gloves and a pretty tiara.

For the day, doting mother Una donned a chic leather dress teamed with a navy coat.

Tadhg looked smart in a light blue shirt and slacks.

The special day comes after Una revealed that she is finally ‘in a good place’ three years after her divorce from Ben.

Re-post: Although Ben did not make it to Ireland for the celebrations, the rugby player did re-post one of Una's photos, writing: 'Aoife is growing up too fast. Happy Holy Communion'

Re-post: Although Ben did not make it to Ireland for the celebrations, the rugby player did re-post one of Una’s photos, writing: ‘Aoife is growing up too fast. Happy Holy Communion’

Sweet: Alongside her white dress, Aoife wore silk gloves and a pretty tiara while Tadhg looked smart in a light blue shirt and slacks

Sweet: Alongside her white dress, Aoife wore silk gloves and a pretty tiara while Tadhg looked smart in a light blue shirt and slacks

Una captioned her post: 'Happy First Holy Communion to my darling girl Aoife Belle'

Una captioned her post: ‘Happy First Holy Communion to my darling girl Aoife Belle’

Una married Ben in June 2012 after four years of dating, but their marriage ended in 2018 amid allegations the rugby ace cheated on her.

Although shooting to fame in a girlband, Una said that she’s now focussed on being a mum and her solo career.

She told The Sun in August: ‘I’m juggling being a working mum and a full-time mum. But I’m in a good place now.’

She said: ‘It was a different chapter when I was with the girls. We were constantly on the road.’

'We're very close': Una spent lockdown with her children Aoife and Tadhg, whom she shares with Ben

‘We’re very close’: Una spent lockdown with her children Aoife and Tadhg, whom she shares with Ben

Una spent lockdown with Aoife and Tadhg whom she shares with her ex-husband.

The star told the newspaper: ‘We’re very close. They’re really good kids and get on well.’

Talking to the publication about her divorce in a separate interview, Una said: ‘It’ll be three years this summer since we split, so I have had the time to heal from all of that.

‘I’ve had quite a bit of time to recover from it all. It was traumatic, the whole thing, it really was. But I am actually very happy right now.’

Una added that you have to ‘get used to your new life’ and that she couldn’t be at a ‘better place’ than with her family after relocating back to Ireland.

Ben and Jackie – who wed in 2019 after just two weeks of dating – welcomed their daughter Farrah last year.

Daughter: Ben and Jackie - who wed in 2019 after just two weeks of dating - welcomed their daughter Farrah last year

Daughter: Ben and Jackie – who wed in 2019 after just two weeks of dating – welcomed their daughter Farrah last year 

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