Una Healy reveals husband Ben converted to Catholicism for their wedding as she denies 'hurtful' split rumours
Published 23/03/2016 | 07:30
The things you do for love.
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.
"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.
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.
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."