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Una goes solo for Valentine's as rugby ace Ben has date in Rome

Pop princess Una Healy will have to spend Valentine's Day alone as her rugby star boyfriend is lining out for the England team against Italy in Rome.

But the Tipperary-born Saturdays star will be making up for lost time with Ben Foden when she jets in for the Irish Meteor Music Awards.

Una plans to bring her other half to Dublin for the glitzy awards ceremony.

"It can be the Valentine's we never had," she said. Although she and her four gorgeous pals won't be performing at the RDS on February 19, Orla has been asked to dish out one of the gongs on the night.

She'll also be turning on the glam for the occasion as she'll be wearing a designer dress from Dame Lane boutique Lara, which is owned by the same woman who styles Katie Price.

She and Ben, who met after he asked his agent to contact her for a date, have been dating for more than a year and recently moved into their new home near Luton Airport in London.

However, there's definitely no wedding bells ringing between the pair anytime soon.

"We'll do it in our own time and we're happy with where we are. Hopefully, I'll always feel this way about him but you just have to take each day as it comes," she said. "We've just bought a lovely house together -- things are going great."

Foden is also expected to be picked to play for the England squad, which means he may well be lining out against Brian O'Driscoll and the boys in green in the next international game at Twickenham on February 27.

Una admitted how she always has divided loyalties when it comes to her other half playing against her native province of Munster or the international squad.

"Of course, I'm 100pc loyal to my province and I'm very proud of where I'm from but I'm also very in love and of course you want to see your boyfriend do well. I'm happy enough to sit on the fence and cheer on both teams," she said.

mfinn@herald.ie


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