While most men wouldn’t dream of trying to woo one of The Saturdays, Ben Foden did it with relative ease. The Northampton Saints rugby player literally picked out pop star Una Healy after he watched her on television and decided that he liked her.
While standing around in his underwear with his six-pack and pectorals on show, Ben explained exactly how he met his wife.
Speaking to Attitudemagazine he said: ‘I’d been having lunch in a pub with my agent when he asked about my love life and I was ‘oh, non existent’.
‘He asked if there was anyone I was thinking about, then The Saturdays popped up on the music channel in the corner and I said ‘oh the one in the blue tights’.
‘And the next thing I know I’ve got a text saying ‘she’s expecting your call’.
Surprisingly, Ben and Una have music in common, although the 31-year-old Irish beauty is much more successful than her husband.
Foden had a crack at making a music career for himself and once auditioned for television show Pop Idol.
He told the magazine: ‘I got through to the next round, which fell on the same day as my first training session with Sale Sharks.
‘I think they’d say I wasn’t a very good singer. I don’t think I will be following in Una’s footsteps.’
His falsetto may not have brought him the fame and riches that his rugby has, but the father-of-one still enjoys watching his other half perform.
Ben admitted to the magazine that he is particularly fond of going to see The Saturdays belt out their hits at G-A-Y.
He told the magazine: ‘I’ve been twice. I had a great time.’ The family have spent much of the last 12 months on different sides of the Atlantic as Una and her Saturdays bandmates Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Humes and Vanessa White attempted to crack America and film their E! reality show Chasing The Saturdays. But even though they are reunited for the time being, Una recently admitted she Ben and Aoife are enjoying being a trio too much to think about expanding their brood. ‘Aoife Belle won’t be having any brothers or sisters anytime soon but I’d definitely love more in the future.’