‘I made the biggest mistake’: Ben Foden PLEADS for ex-wife Una Healy’s forgiveness for cheating as he admits their marriage was ‘struggling for a number of years’
Ben Foden has asked for ex-wife Una Healy’s forgiveness after making ‘the biggest mistake’ by cheating on her.
Speaking to The Sun on Saturday, the rugby player, 34, admitted that he hoped the singer, 37, would forgive him for his infidelity during their marriage.
He said candidly: ‘I hope Una will forgive me. I made the biggest mistake and the most stupid mistake you can make in a relationship.
‘I made the biggest mistake’: Ben Foden PLEADED for ex-wife Una Healy’s forgiveness for cheating on Saturday as he admitted their marriage was ‘struggling for a number of years’ (pictured 2016)
‘We seemed like a perfect match but people never know what happens behind closed doors. I think it’s safe to say that Una and I were struggling for a number of years.’
Ben added that cheating on her was ‘the final nail in the coffin’ of their marriage.
MailOnline have contacted Una’s representatives for comment.
Una and Ben married in Ireland in 2012 after four years of dating. They welcomed daughter Aoife shortly before they got married, and son Tadhg in 2015.
Candid: The rugby player said he made ‘the biggest mistake you can make in a relationship’ as he added that it was ‘the final nail in the coffin’ of their marriage
In February, he admitted cheating on Una, telling The Guardian: ‘At the moment anything that’s published about me is never very good and pretty rightly so because I was the one who committed adultery.
‘At the same time, it wasn’t the only reason for our divorce to go through. It’s not ideal, but we’re very amicable, we’re getting through it, we’re not the first people in the world to get divorced. We’ve got two little kids we adore.’
Ben’s tattered reputation suffered a further blow in 2018 after he used dating app Bumble to publicly announce his separation from the former The Saturdays star.
However the couple confirmed their separation after six years of marriage in July last year, following his alleged affair with PR girl Becky Milne.
Ben hit the headlines in August when he tied the knot with Jackie Belanoff just two weeks after they first began dating.
Family: Una and Ben married in Ireland in 2012 after four years of dating. They welcomed daughter Aoife shortly before they got married, and son Tadhg in 2015
The former rugby ace made the announcement on his Instagram account and revealed that he had received Una’s blessing for the marriage.
A week after the nuptials, Ben reunited with his son and daughter as he gushed that ‘the only thing that matters is family.’
But Jackie – it seemed – was not present, with a friend of the rugby player revealing to MailOnline that Ben chose to wed the New York socialite before making any introductions to his family.
The source also claimed that Ben likely married Jackie ‘for a green card’ and insisted the sportsman ‘isn’t interested in having more kids’.
Amid an array of claims arising about Ben’s dating activities prior to marrying Jackie, the rugby player’s pal insisted he wasn’t faithful during the start of their still-fledgling romance.
The insider told MailOnline: ‘He was 100% seeing Jackie at the same time as [former Big Brother contestant] Rebecca Jane and the other women. He’s probably done this [married her] for a green card to stay in the US.’
The insider added: ‘Before he married Jackie, he and Rebecca Jane talked about having children and it was completely ruled out.
‘They discussed it at length and he definitely wasn’t interested in having anymore kids.
‘But, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does with this latest turn of events. His posts with his kids on Saturday are just a blatant attempt to repair his image and for attention.’
Wedding bells: Ben hit the headlines in August when he tied the knot with Jackie Belanoff just two weeks after they first began dating