Ben Foden’s wife Jackie Belanoff-Smith has launched into an extraordinary rant at trolls questioning her husband’s parenting ability.
Socialite and entrepreneur Jackie who welcomed daughter Farrah with rugby star Ben last week said her husband was a ‘good man’ who ‘made one f***ing mistake.’
Since the birth, Jackie revealed she’s trolled with messages off people she dubbed ‘Una fanatics’ who asking her why Ben doesn’t see the two children he shares with first wife Una Healy anymore.
One of the messages – shared by Jackie – asked whether Ben would choose to save his baby daughter or his eldest child Aoife from a burning building.
“Stumbled upon this healthy lady’s request to send me a message… Nice reminder to continue to not even look at that section of messages…
“Jesus people are so f*****g dark and miserable… GET A LIFE.” urged Jackie.
She then responded “To answer your question it’d be the same degree of difficulty as it aoife and tadhg were in the same situation and he has to choose. What an asinine f*****g question.”
Jackie then explained to their critics that Ben was unable to see his children with Una due to flight complications but was still talking to them every day.
“To be clear, Ben is f*****g suffering not being able to fly back to see his kids. They were supposed to be with us in April but flights were cancelled.
“We are waiting and checking EVERY DAY on updates on flights btw the US and England. We are hoping to have them all summer.
“This pandemic has force separated us. The only thing I’ve ever even seen Ben was over a video of Tadhg missing him.
“Ben speaks to the kids EVERY DAY via. Facetime. We spend hours almost every single day playing in their virtual reality apps wih them, like Roblox. What we can do we are doing we are trying.
“These Una-worshipping fanatics are literally the worst most hateful people I’ve ever encountered. Ben made one f*****g mistake. Move on a**holes.
“He is a good man. He is a loving father.”
Jackie added that she also gets comments from people telling her ‘He’ll cheat on me, that he married me for a green card, that he’s a liar etc. etc.”
“BUT LEAVE THE F*****G KIDS OUT OF IT. This one really p****d me off. (Or it’s 5am and I’m up every 2 hours breastfeeding on no sleep and very hormonal,” she vented.
Jackie and Ben welcomed their first child together last week nine months after their secret wedding.
The pair tied the knot after just two weeks of knowing each other, with Ben saying he’d ‘found a good one’ with Jackie, and that she ‘showed him a deep devoted love’ in a ‘time of hardship.’
It is thought to be Ben’s first relationship since his painful split from first wife Una Healy.
Ben and Una had been preparing to move to America together with their children Aoife, eight, and Tadhg, five, until the rugby star’s fling with PA Becky Milne was uncovered.
Una has yet to comment on the birth of Ben’s latest child, but took to her Instagram to share videos of her having fun with the kids after the news was announced.