Pop star Una Foden of girl band The Saturdays has given birth to a baby boy. The singer welcomed Tadhg John, her second child with her rugby player husband Ben, at 12.30pm on Monday.The couple, who married in 2012, are already parents to a daughter, Aoife Belle, who will be three next month.
Una and Ben Foden have welcomed their second child together, a baby boy
Like Aoife, the name Tadhg (pronounced like 'tiger' without the 'r') is very popular in Una's native Ireland."We were unsure of a name for a while but it was always Ben's decision that would win in the end," Una exclusively told HELLO!, as she shared her happy news. "He asked me to list possible Irish boys names and, as soon as he heard the name Tadhg, it really stood out to him."It's become a tradition to give our children classic Irish names," she added.
Una Foden celebrated her baby shower alongside her The Saturdays bandmates
Their son's middle name, John, is after Una's dad and their little boy will most likely be known as 'TJ'.Announcing that they were expecting a son in HELLO! last October, England and Northampton Saints star Ben, who's currently out of the game with a knee injury, told how he'd known, even before it was confirmed at the scan, that they were having a boy. "The feeling that he was a boy was so strong all along," he told us. "Because we have a little girl, I don't mind admitting I was hoping for a son," he added.Last month Ben told how life on the pitch helps when it came to being a hands-on new dad."There are six or seven young dads in the team and we take it seriously. Being rugby players we are used to sweat, spit, blood and rolling around in the mud, so no one has a problem about getting their hands dirty changing nappies," he said. Sharing the news of the safe arrival of his son on his Twitter page, Ben, 29, posted: "Tadhg John Foden has been born! Mum and baby are both amazing and healthy. He has a full head of hair and his mummy's lips! #babybenuna"Little Tadhg is the fourth Saturdays baby. In addition to his big sister Aoife Belle, the line up comprises Alaia Mai Humes, 21-month-old daughter of Rochelle and her husband Marvin Humes and Parker Bridge, fellow band mate Frankie's one-year-old son by her former footballer husband Wayne Bridge.
The recent Strictly Come Dancing finalist announced last month that she and Wayne are also to become parents for the second time. Their baby is due this summer.
Una is the envy of her fellow band members for the way she sails through her pregnancies, working into her last trimester and glowing with health. At her friend's baby shower Frankie, who has a beautiful baby boy named Parker, admitted as much. Meanwhile, Vanessa described the mother of two as a "warrior".Ben is certainly very proud of his wife too. The couple married in a Midsummer Night's Dream-themed wedding in 2012 after four years of dating and are more in love than ever.Just a few weeks ago, the 29-year-old rugby hero posted a close up instagram picture of his wife's face, with the caption: "Her eyes, her eyes . . . make the stars look like they're not shining! #beautiful #luckyme #greeneyes – a reference to Bruno Mars love song Just the Way You Are".