It’s always going to be upsetting seeing your fiancé with his trousers down at a strip club on his stag do.
But for The Saturdays’ Una Healy,seeing pictures from Ben Foden’s ‘last night of freedom’ put extra strain on the pair as she’d only given birth to their first daughter Aiofe four weeks before the damaging snaps came to the surface.
“It did upset me when I saw it,” Una told The Mirror. “I was embarrassed for him. It was humiliating.”
The England rugby star was partying in Barcelona when the pictures were taken.
“We’d just had the baby,” said the Irish singer. “It was unnecessarily emotional for me.
“He didn’t technically do anything wrong. It looked bad. At the same time, I don’t need to see that.
“He wasn’t unfaithful to me or anything. He was just up on stage naked like an idiot. It’s just what lads do. With a few drinks down them they think they’re great.”
Una admitted that she was annoyed at the bystander for taking the pictures and circulating them.
“[Ben] said another stag of Welsh guys recognised him and got their phone out. It really annoys me. They don’t realise... it’s quite tough for me and Ben. If they realised what hurt they put us through at the time, they mightn’t have done it.”
Lucky for Ben, Una realises what a ‘fantastic dad’ he is to baby Aiofe, so it was hard to stay mad at him for too long. But one thing he still needs a little help with is changing nappies.
“Ben hates it; he gags at the smell and I’m like: ‘The smell is not that bad’. That’s his weakness. He thinks that’s my job. He says: ‘I think she might have done a poo.’ It’s like: ‘What are you trying to say? You want me to do it?’
“I’m very good at nappies and I don’t mind the smell because I did nursing for a year and a half. A nappy is a chicken korma compared to the smell of an open wound!”
Ben’s becoming an over-protective dad and has already decided on what Aoife can and can’t do when she gets older.
“He has all these rules already. He’s already saying: ‘She’s not going out to a nightclub until she’s 18. She’s not drinking until she’s 18’.”
Since having Aoife, Una has admitted it’s not all been fun and games, and she's suffered with post-natal depression.
“I got quite teary,” she admits. “They call it the fourth day blues. I really missed being pregnant and having her to myself. When she’s out there, she’s out there for everyone to look at. She’s not just yours anymore.”
Aiofe’s taste in music
So who is little Aoife’s favourite band?
“She particularly likes The Saturdays’ songs, because I was on tour when I was six months pregnant.
“She loves music,” says Una. “We have MTV on all the time – I bob her around to it if she’s unsettled.”
That usually works for us too...