Singer Una Healy has split from her husband Ben Foden after six years of marriage.
The couple share two children together, six-year-old Aoife and three-year-old Tadhg.
They have now confirmed that they have separated, just weeks after celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary in June, and that Una is living with her children at her mum’s home in her native Ireland.
A spokesperson for the Saturdays singer told The Sun: ‘I can confirm Una and Ben have separated and she’s in Ireland with her mum and kids, but there will be no further comment to make.’
The news comes just days after Una and Ben were seen looking happy at a close friend’s wedding, also attended by former bandmates Frankie Bridge and Mollie King. Una also posted a selfie of the couple from the event to wish her husband a happy birthday just seven days ago.
In June the couple both posted on social media to mark six years of marriage to one another.
Una posted a picture of the couple from their wedding day with the caption: ‘#tb Saturday June 30th 2012. 6 years married to @ben_foden today! Happy Anniversary love you xx.’
Alongside a picture of Una, Ben gushed: ‘Six years of Marriage spent with this one @unahealy she must be doing something right – as they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and the last 6 years have flown by! Happy Anniversary beautiful #6yearsmarried #benuna’.
Ben and Una were set to move to America in the coming weeks according to The Sun as the rugby ace has signed a contract with Rugby United New York.
Ben only made the announcement on his Instagram three days ago but he exclaimed that he ‘couldn’t wait’ to get over to America.
The Sun reports that Una decided to call quits on the marriage after confronting Ben over the rumours he had cheated.
Una’s mum Anne spoke to the paper and explained it’s a very difficult time for her daughter.
She said: ‘It’s not the right time. It’s tough. It’s tough. It’s really hard.’