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Ben Foden and wife Jackie share adorable photos of newborn baby daughter

Ben also shares two children with his ex-wife Una Healy

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Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
May 27, 2020
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Ben Foden shared the most gorgeous photos to Instagram following the birth of his daughter Farrah on 20 May. The rugby player and his wife Jackie Belanoff-Smith welcomed the little girl a bit sooner than expected but are clearly delighted that she's here! The candid snapshots include close-ups before little Farrah was bathed and showing Ben cutting the umbilical cord as well as heart-melting photos of the couple with their new daughter, one of Jackie and Farrah with their heads together, and a close-up of the tiny tot sleeping. Aww!

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Ben captioned the sweet snaps: "Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6 lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches, 3 weeks early, we love you." He also shared a post from his wife's Instagram which started by thanking fans for "all the love and support and messages" since their baby was born. This explained that the couple had posted the pictures to "try and gain some control over the narrative" after some media outlets shared a photo of Farrah that Jackie's dad posted to Facebook. The message also revealed that Ben hasn't been able to visit his new daughter since she was born due to Covid-19 restrictions in the hospital.

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Ben and Jackie welcomed little Farrah on 20 May

Jackie, who was due on 12 June, ended up giving birth via an unexpected C-section, and the new mum went on to say that her baby had a "slight fever" so was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit as a precaution. The new mum gushed: "She's doing INCREDIBLE and I see her every three hours for feeding. I am so in love with this little blessing, Ben has brought such joy and happiness into my life in only a year." Ben and Jackie tied the knot aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts after dating for just two weeks.

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Taking to social media at the time, the 34-year-old wrote: "People will say we are mad or crazy or even fools, as @snackyjax and I had only been dating seriously for a little over two weeks before deciding to get married. But when someone like her comes into your life, why would I wait?" The star was previously married to singer Una Healy from The Saturdays, with whom he shares two children: Aoife, eight and Tadhg, five.

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