Her ex-husband called his whirlwind marriage to second wife Jackie Belanoff Smith “the best decision of his life” as they broke a year of marriage earlier this month.
And in a new interview, Una Healy, 38, vowed to no longer be “sad for her past” as she moved on after her divorce from Ben Foden, 35.
But the single star admitted she felt ‘lonely’ during the lockdown in England with just their two children – Aoife, eight, and her son Tadhg, five – for the company.
Family: Una Healy, 38, admitted she felt ‘lonely’ during lockdown in England with only the two children she shares with ex Ben Foden, 35 – Aoife, eight, and her son Tadhg, five years old – for the company
In the all-new Sippin ‘The Tea video podcast, which hits YouTube on Tuesday at 5 p.m., Una opened up to hosts Ariane Andrew and Matthew Dillon about how hard she found lockdown and the afterlife.
The singer, who is now back in Ireland, explained how – although necessary to protect vulnerable people – she found isolating herself with her children to be ‘boring’ because she was a ‘human person’.
Una said: “I was pretty lonely there [in England] with my two children. I don’t have an adult company. It was just the three of us.
“I’m so excited to be back home,” the singer admitted before adding, “I couldn’t think of a better place to be now. “
During the Grief: In a new interview, Una has vowed to no longer be ‘sad for her past’ as she moves on after her divorce from Ben (Photo in 2017)
Candid: In the all-new Sippin ‘The Tea video podcast, which airs Tuesday at 5 p.m. on YouTube, Una opened up to hosts Ariane Andrew and Matthew Dillon about life after love.
Pointing out that just over a year ago, she was going through her divorce from rugby player Ben, Una revealed that she had received messages asking her “how she was doing it”.
The senior hitmaker said, “It’s about time. It’s tough and it’s horrible, but it just takes a little while really – that’s what I would tell anyone.
She also added, “I have two kids in the relationship, which is the positive that came out of this relationship. “
Former England rugby international Ben married his first wife Una in his native Ireland in 2012, after the couple dated for four years.
The couple divorced in July 2018 after six years of marriage and fostering two children, when Ben confessed to cheating on Una with publicist Becky Milne.
Alone: ’I was quite alone there [in England] with my two children. I don’t have an adult company. It was just the three of us’ said Una
Second wife! Una’s ex Ben called his whirlwind marriage to Jackie Belanoff Smith “the best decision of his life” as they broke a year of marriage earlier this month
Bundle of joy: Ben and Jackie welcomed the birth of their baby daughter Farrah on May 20, at the height of UK COVID-19 lockdown
The sportstar continued. to marry his second wife Jacqui aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts, just two weeks after starting dating in 2019.
The couple became pregnant soon after their wedding and welcomed their daughter Farrah Abra Foden in May, born three weeks earlier from health complications.
Speaking about making new music, Una admitted, “What’s great about the life experience, I have so much to write about.
“But I want to be a little more positive and excited about my future, rather than being sad about my past.
“You have to get off right away to get back up. And there’s only one way to do it when you’re at the bottom and it’s up.
“And I was at the back for a while, and I went up. I’m going up now.
It’s hard! Speaking about how to handle the divorce, the singer said, “It’s about time. It’s hard and it’s horrible, but it just takes a little while really – that’s what I would tell anyone ‘
Basically: “I was at the bottom for a while” admitted Una who also added: “I want to be a little more positive and excited about my future”
Discussing her self-written songs, the singer said, “Music can be so healing in a way. A lot of my songs are very sad. I need to start writing happier songs.
‘I guess from sad experiences you say,’ At least I have a song about it. ‘
Regarding her last song, Until You, Una admitted, “It’s a sad song because obviously you miss that person and it’s a breakup song. “
When asked how she balances everything going on in her life, Una confessed, “It’s a great act of juggling and sometimes you drop the balls and then you take them back – and that’s what. this is.
PMA: “I learn from my mistakes. Try to move on. Obviously, I’ve had some great dating experiences over the past two years. And I learned from it, ”Una said
“I learn from my mistakes. Try to move on. Obviously, I’ve had some great dating experiences over the past two years. And I learned from it. And I learned to love myself a little more, you know?
“And I think it’s very important for people. Not in a conceited way but just to respect yourself, and for me it’s just putting my kids first all the time. If they are happy, I am happy.
Referring to the disappearance of her two children while they were with her ex Ben in Connecticut, Una insisted, “Yes, they still need to see their father. You can’t be selfish like that.
“It’s good to let go of any anger or whatever. It’s much better to move on and be excited about your future and what is potentially there for me. Because I’m single by the minute. He’s out there somewhere.
Family: Referring to the disappearance of her two children while they were with her ex Ben in Connecticut (pictured), Una insisted, “Yes, they still need to see their father. You can’t be selfish like that ‘
When asked about her time on Saturdays, Una said, “The highlight for me, through all the years we’ve been together, has been having a baby during this.
“I actually had my two kids while I was in the band and toured twice during my pregnancy. But having my children will always be the highlight of my life.
Una opened up about her close bond with her fellow bandmates The Saturdays and teased a reunion saying, “We’re like sisters.
“Whenever we all got together, it’s like we are never apart. I won’t say divided, because we’re on a break, as they say.
“For my part, and I’m going to speak for myself now because I can’t speak for everyone, I hope we have a reunion. I would love to make one.
“Mollie said she would put on the tights again, and I was like, ‘I’d love to put those blue tights back on,’ when the time is right and everyone feels the same. ”