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Una Foden clarifies she is still 'happily married' after reverting to maiden name

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After Una Foden reverted to her maiden name Healy on social media, the singer sparked concern among her fans, with many speculating that there was trouble in paradise for Una and her husband Ben. However the Irish beauty was quick to clarify that she had made the change for work purposes – and was still "happily married" to Ben.

"I just would like to clarify that I am a very happily married Mrs Foden but have decided to go as Una Healy from now on with work X," she tweeted.

Her rugby star husband Ben, with whom Una has two children, poked fun at the misunderstanding and the rumours surrounding their marriage.

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"I am a very happily married Mrs Foden," Una wrote on Twitter

"Just to clear things up further my stage name (when my album drops) will be Ben Healy! #benuna #supportingthewife #alwaysproud," he wrote in a cheeky Twitter post.

The Saturdays singer and the athlete married in 2012, after four years of dating, in a stunning ceremony in Una's native Ireland. The couple had welcomed their first child, a daughter Aoife Belle, just three months before.

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The couple are the proud parents to Aoife and Tadhg

It wasn't until October 2013 that Una decided to legally change her surname to Foden. She shared the update with her fans on Twitter, writing: "Hi everyone! I wish to announce that today I have officially changed my name to Una Foden :) #theartistformallyknownashealy."

In February last year Una, 34, and Ben, 30, welcomed their second child, a son Tadhg John.

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Baby Tadhg was born in February 2015

Explaining the traditional Irish moniker to HELLO! magazine shortly after the birth, Ben said: "We were going over names for ages and I'd suggested Ty, which I really liked, when Una said, 'There's an Irish name that's very similar.'

"As soon as she said it, I thought, 'That’s cool.' With Una being Irish and Aoife having a traditional Irish name, it seemed fitting."

Una added: "Tadhg is quite common in Ireland so when people go on about how hard it is to match the pronunciation with the spelling, I say 'Just think, every time you say it, you're learning a new language and culture because you’re speaking a bit of Gaelic.'"