Saturday 1 October 2016

Una Healy reveals husband Ben converted to Catholicism for their wedding as she denies 'hurtful' split rumours

Published 23/03/2016 | 07:30

Una Foden and Ben Foden attend the European Premiere of
Una Foden and Ben Foden attend the European Premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Una Foden and Ben Foden attend the European Premiere of "Magic Mike XXL" at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Ben and Una Foden with their children Tadhg and Aoife. Picture: Hello Magazine
Una Foden shared this sweet photo of baby Tadhg and husband Ben
Una Healy attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Una Healy and Ben Foden

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The Saturdays star Una Foden has opened up about her faith and how hubby Ben converted to Catholicism ahead of their wedding in 2012.

The Tipperary singer and Voice of Ireland mentor said her faith means a lot to her, and her two children, Aoife Belle and Tadhg, will be raised as Catholic.

"He (Ben) actually converted to Catholicism - he wasn't anything until he met me," Una said.

Una Healy attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Una Healy attends the Pride of Britain awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on September 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

"He thought it would be nice, so he did it. It's nice to have a bit of faith - it's not full on, I'm not one to preach or anything, but I do think it's important," she told Irish Country Magazine.

The singer will be based in her native Thurles with her two children over the next six weeks for the live Voice of Ireland shows.

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This week, she was forced to dispel rumours about the health of her relationship after changing her stage name back to Una Healy, saying she preferred to stick to her roots as she began her solo career pre-Saturdays as Healy and intends to use it again.

Una Foden shared this sweet photo of baby Tadhg and husband Ben
Una Foden shared this sweet photo of baby Tadhg and husband Ben

Gearing up to release her first solo album, Una said her life as a busy mum and wife gave her plenty to write about.

"All the songs I've written have been since I was married and the guy who was producing the album said, 'Well it's probably hard to write these days now you're all loved-up - happily married with two kids.

"And I was looking at him saying, 'Are you kidding? I've more material to write about than ever. The ups and downs of relationships, being married, having kids, the chaos at home - it's definitely as turbulent as it when it's just like any relationship and has its ups and downs and gives you lots to write about.

"It's not all plain sailing."

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