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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Una celebrates new baby Aoife

THE Saturdays have rushed to congratulate Una Healy on her newborn baby girl.

The Irish singer has given birth to a little girl -- who has already been nicknamed the first Saturbaby -- weighing 7lbs 13oz.

Una (30) and her fiance, rugby player Ben Foden (left), welcomed Aoife Belle into the world yesterday.

But new dad Ben has just one day off from training for the Six Nations match this weekend.

The England full-back will line out for the team to face Ireland on St Patrick's Day in Twickenham.

Ben (26) was the first to break the good news online yesterday.

"I am officially a dad!" he wrote. "Una and baby are both amazing and healthy!

"So proud of them both!"

Una's bandmates flooded social networking sites with messages of support and say that they are looking forward to being "aunties".

Newly engaged Rochelle Wiseman said: "A beautiful girl has entered the world today and, I'm her aunty."

Vanessa White said: "Congratulations Ben Foden, Una Healy and baby! So happy!"

And Molly King chimed in with "Congratulations to my beautiful Una Healy and Ben Foden."

Frankie Sandford said that the timing of the birth couldn't be better for new mum Una.

"Congrats. So excited!" she wrote. "Big hug... Don't forget Una on mother's day Sunday! How cool."

The baby wasn't due until March 21 but came just in time before Mother's Day and the Ireland and England rugby game.

As Una's due date approached, English player Foden said he was worried that he may have had to step aside if the labour had clashed with the Ireland game.

"Una's at home watching on the TV so hopefully she's in one piece and managed to keep it in there for a couple of days at least," he said after Saturday's game with France.

The Herald earlier revealed that busy Una has no plans to slow down and is planning on fitting in a homecoming gig in her native Tipperary before her wedding later this year.

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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