Celebrity / 22-05-2020

Ben Foden and wife Jackie welcome first child nine months after whirlwind wedding

The lovebirds married in August after only two weeks of knowing each other and have now welcomed their first child

Ben Foden and wife Jackie welcome first child nine months after whirlwind wedding

Ben Foden and wife Jackie Belanoff Smith have welcomed their first child together.

The happy news was announced by Ben's representative today ,who said further details will be released soon.

It's been a whirlwind year for the couple who tied the knot last August after only two weeks of knowing each other.

The pair stunned their online followers by sharing pictures of their surprise wedding ceremony which took place on board a luxury yacht in Massachusetts.

Ben said he popped the question to New York socialite Jackie after she swept him off his feet following his split from Una Healy.

Ben found love with socialite Jackie after his split from wife Una Healy

Rugby star Ben praised Jackie for 'showing him a deep devoted love' in a 'time of hardship.'

Six months after their nuptials, sources close to the couple revealed they were expecting their first baby.

"Ben and Jackie are over the moon. They're so excited to become parents together for the first time and are looking forwards to starting their new lives as a family.

The rugby star shared videos of his wife in labour on Instagram as he documented the birth

"The plan is to move from America back to the UK and raise the baby here — there's lots to organise but they can't wait for their new arrival," a source told the MailOnline.

Ben is already father to children Aoife, seven, and Tadhg, five, who he shares with former wife Una.

After four years of marriage, Ben separated from Una in 2018 after admitting to cheating on her with a publicist.

Ben and Jackie pictured at their August wedding

Ben said Jackie had swept him off his feet

The family were just weeks away from uprooting to the States for Ben's rugby career, but the move was cancelled after the scandal with Ben going it alone.

After the move a newly single Ben was introduced to Jackie through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight.

"Jackie is the greatest human being I’ve ever come across – she’s beautiful inside and out, intelligent, charming, funny, generous, kind, gentle, energetic the list goes on.

"She will be a great step mum to Aoife and Tadhg and offers me a future I can’t wait to explore with her," he gushed.

22-05-2020 13:15, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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