Una Healy has admitted that raising her children alone in Ireland can be “hard at times”.
The singer shares two children – Aoife Belle, 10, and Tadhg, 7 – with her ex-husband Ben Foden, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2018.
The couple divorced amid rumors that the former rugby player was unfaithful and have since remarried to businesswoman Jackie Belanoff Smith.
Ben and Jackie welcomed their daughter Farrah in 2020 and are now living as a family in New York.
Speaking to Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison on the latest episode of her podcast, Una admitted she’s sometimes struggled to fulfill her role as their children’s “main caregiver” since splitting from Ben.
“Everything I do is for my children,” she explained.
“Sometimes it’s hard because I’m the main carer and because of the support system I’ve had to move back here with my parents so I can still work.
“I want to be an inspiration to my kids, I have to put a crust on the table, I have to keep working. I’ve spent my whole life preparing for what I do and I’m very privileged to do what I do and I never want to let that go.”
The 41-year-old also revealed that she often encounters problems when traveling with the children because they take her ex-husband’s last name, not hers.
However, she said that while this can be annoying at times, she is glad her children have Irish first names.
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“We both really came up with the names together and I think it’s great that they have them now too (Irish names),” Una told Vicky.
“They don’t actually have my middle name because they have their father’s middle name, and that’s a bit awkward at times.
“Say you check them in somewhere or you’re at the airport and I have to bring their birth certificates every time we travel or fly because I’m traveling with these two kids with a different last name than mine and I’m like, ‘You are clearly my children’.
“Well, it’s kind of nice to me that they have Irish first names.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/una-healy-admits-being-kids-primary-carer-is-tough-at-times-42065513.html Una Healy admits being the “primary caregiver” of children is “difficult at times.”