Rugby player ending up marrying his crush
Rugby ace Ben, who wed The Saturdays singer last summer, was put in touch with Una, 31, after seeing her on TV.
I’d been having lunch in a pub with my agent when he asked about my love life, and I was “oh, nonexistent”,’ says Ben, 27.
He asked if there was anyone I was thinking about, then The Saturdays popped up on the music channel and I said “the one in the blue tights”.
Next thing I know I’ve got a text saying, “she’s expecting your call”.’
Ben and Una, who are parents to one-year-old daughter Aoife Belle, must have bonded over a love of music – Ben admits he once auditioned for TV talent show Pop Idol before giving it up for rugby.
I got through to the next round, which fell on the same day as my first training session with Sale Sharks,’ the dad-of-one tells Attitude Magazine.
‘I think they’d say I wasn’t a very good singer. I don’t think I will be following in Una’s footsteps.’
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