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22 May 2020 20:34

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Sign up to FREE email alerts from Daily Star - Showbiz Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Former X Factor Celebrity contestant Ben Foden and wife Jackie Belanoff Smith have welcomed their first child together. The new mum has taken to Instagram to share a series of adorable photos of their newborn daughter named Farrah Abra Foden, who was born three weeks early following health complications. Jackie posted a sweet snap of herself cradling the tot moments after she was born while Ben, 34, stood over her and revealed she was induced early after developing cholestasis. Revealing the details of her health scare, Jackie wrote: "So with an original due date of June 12, a few weeks ago I developed cholestatis, which is an elevation in liver enzymes or something. "I was getting super itchy and blood work showed concerning levels, and it was decided I needed to induce at 37 weeks which is technically considered term." Jackie revealed she was in labour for a full day and it was Ben who cut the umbilical cord.

She penned: "After 24 hours of labour, I wasn't dilating, and she needed to be sectioned, so mom and Mark (my stepdad) scrubbed up and had her out in 30 mins. "(Ben cut the cord which turned out to be super short, which is probably why she wasn't coming down naturally and helping me dilate)." Alongside the post, Jackie wrote: '"Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches of pure adorable alien old man cuteness. (Image: INSTAGRAM / BEN FODEN) Ben, 34, said he popped the question to New York socialite Jackie after she swept him off his feet following his split from Una Healy. The sport star praised Jackie for "showing him a deep devoted love' in a 'time of hardship." "Ben and Jackie are over the moon. Ben is already father to children Aoife, seven, and Tadhg, five, who he shares with former wife Una Healey.

A newly single Ben was introduced to Jackie in America through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight. He said: "Jackie is the greatest human being I've ever come across – she's beautiful inside and out, intelligent, charming, funny, generous, kind, gentle, energetic the list goes on. Rugby United New York player Ben swapped the rugby ball for a microphone last year as he took in the a celebrity version of The X Factor. Magazine - Daily News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Ben Foden's wife Jackie Belanoff Smith has announced that they have welcomed a baby girl, and revealed her sweet name. The blonde beauty took to her Instagram feed to share a series of intimate pictures of their newborn daughter, who they've named Farrah Abra Foden. Jackie, who announced her pregnancy earlier this year, also revealed that Farrah was born three weeks early following complications. The new mum posted an incredible snap of herself cradling little Farrah right after she was born as Ben, 33, could be seen standing over her smiling down at their baby. She then revealed the details behind her labour as she told her 7,927 followers: "So with an original due date of June 12, a few weeks ago I developed cholestatis, which is an elevation in liver enzymes or something. "I was getting super itchy and blood work showed concerning levels, and it was decided I needed to induce at 37 weeks which is technically considered term." [sic] Jackie then explained that she was in labour for an entire day and wasn't dilating, which meant she had have a Caesarean section. "After 24 hours of labor, I wasn't dilating, and she needed to be sectioned, so mom and Mark (my stepdad) scrubbed up and had her out in 30 mins. "(Ben cut the cord which turned out to be super short, which is probably why she wasn't coming down naturally and helping me dilate)." [sic] (Image: Instagram/Ben Foden) (Image: Instagram/Jackie Belanoff) She continued by telling followers that her baby girl is "doing incredible" and she is "so in love with this little blessing". Alongside the snaps, she wrote: "Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches of pure adorable alien old man cuteness We love you so much little one." [sic] Before signing off, Jackie took the time to thank all those who helped her throughout her pregnancy and birth. She wrote: "Lastly, I'd like to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to my mother, sharon, my PA for this birth and my stepfather, mark, my OB, for taking such incredible care of us every step of the way, for helping us through this difficult delivery, for bending over backwards every single day." [sic] Explaining that she shared a few photos of her mum and stepdad "doing their work" on her Instagram, she added how heartwarming it was for her labour to be a "family affair". Thank you," [sic] alongside two red heart emojis. Family, friends and fans of the couple were quick to comment on the incredible post as many couldn't help but congratulate them over the birth. (Image: Instagram/Jackie Belanoff) One person wrote: "Feel better soon and congratulations to you and your new family!"