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Living the life in LA's been great ... but I need my man back -- Una

UNA HEALY might look like she's living the highlife in LA, but the mum-of-one has admitted that being apart from her rugby player husband Ben Foden is tearing her apart.

Last week Una (31) took to twitter to express how much she missed her hubby.

"I am so over being apart from my husband," the Tipperary native said, "that it is starting to consume me, literally."

Ben and Una tied the knot in Tipperary this June, having dated for four years. The couple had earlier welcomed baby Aoife Belle to the world in March.

But before they could settle into wedded bliss, Una headed State side for an extended stay with the rest of the Saturdays in an attempt to crack the US.

The girls journey from British pop starlets to American megastars is being filmed for a US reality TV show which will air on channel E!

The show, entitled Chasing The Saturdays, will follow Una and her fellow band mates Mollie King, Rochelle Humes, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White.

Una believes that the time is right for The Saturdays to crack the US market.

"We feel that the time is now -- with One Direction and The Wanted, they came over here and popped."

Initially, Una seemed to be having a blast in the City Of Angels, attending an endless stream of red carpet parties, window shopping with friends and taking day trips to pumpkin patches with her adorable daughter.

But the lack of contact with her new husband is getting the beauty down.

To overcome her feelings of homesickness, Una has been sending Ben pictures of herself and daughter Aoife Belle. Last week she posted a picture on Ben's page of her and her daughter staring at the camera with the caption "We love you!"

Ben travelled over to the US this month to visit his two girls and celebrate Una's 31st birthday.

At the time, Una could barely contain her excitement.

"Going to sleep tonight with THE BIGGEST smile on my face," she tweeted. "Knowing that my hubby is joining his wife and baby daughter in LA tomorrow."

Since heading out to LA, Una has only returned to the UK once, when she visited Ben during his leg surgery.

Last night, the girls headlined their first US gig at LA's iconic Roxy Theatre. The show seems to have been a huge success with one fan tweeting "It's a party up here! All fired up and we feel alive."