Ben and Jackie Foden say marrying two weeks after meeting was ‘the best gamble’ ever

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The speed at which Ben and Jackie Foden married after meeting may seem fast. But the pair, who now share one year old daughter Farrah, insist they knew they were perfect for one another.

"I knew he was the person for me even though it was crazy. It was extremely insane but it was the best gamble I’ve taken. It was a dream come true. I’m so happy now," Jackie tells OK! during our exclusive interview.

She adds: "Sometimes we do look at each other and we say, 'Wow! What idiots we were – that could have gone really badly.' But I just have to trust that I know what we were feeling."

Ben, who was previously married to former Saturdays singer Una with whom he shares two children, shares Jackie's sentiments.

"I was a bit different from Jackie because I’d been married before. I never thought I’d get married again because of the hassles that came along with it. Obviously with Una it was a bit out there for everyone to see. But when Jackie and I got married we didn’t think it would be a big deal. But it blew up! It was pretty risky and we were probably very stupid but it’s worked out very well. We rarely argue," he says.

Ben created shockwaves when he married Jackie just a year after his marriage to Una came to an end and just two weeks after they started dating. The former England rugby player however insists that he has no regrets despite admitting: "My final decree didn't even come through until the morning of us getting married."

Revealing the details of their happy wedding, Ben says, 'Jackie’s sister was our witness.'

Jackie adds: "I’d met Ben a couple of weeks prior and invited him to a wedding. My sister was visiting anyway, which is when we tied the knot."

Ben reveals that despite the speed at which they planned their wedding, they did have time to let their parents know. "We phoned my parents the day before and told them, which was a bit of a shock. I spoke to Jackie’s dad the day before and asked for her hand."

And the pair had planned to have a big wedding celebration for those who weren't able to make the ceremony but Jackie's surprise pregnancy thwarted those plans.

Jackie says: "The planning for a big celebration got put off because Ben went home and then I got pregnant. But we had such an amazing day together and it was just the two of us. It was the most special thing I’ve ever experienced."

The pair go on to reveal that they may renew their vows with a big celebration in the future and they also don't rule out the possibility of more children with Ben saying the question of more children is "a conversation we constantly have".

However, Jackie sounds a note of caution because of her age and the fact that she has a tricky first pregnancy: "The first pregnancy was really hard on me. I remember breaking down to Ben one night because I was so exhausted.

"Then we had to induce at 37 weeks which turned into a C-section. It was brutal," she says. But she adds:" I’d love to have another kid because after having Farrah I see it’s the reason I was put on this planet."

Read Ben and Jackie Foden's full interview – and see all the adorable pictures of Farrah's first birthday – here.

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