Louise Redknapp has opened up on her split from ex Jamie.
The singer appeared on This Morning with presenters Richard Madeley (opens in new tab) and Judy Finnigan, who have just returned to the morning talk show after 18 years.
The mum-of-two, who appeared on the show to promote her new album, ended her marriage to professional footballer Jamie Redknapp (opens in new tab) in 2017 after 19 years together.
Throughout their marriage the pair welcomed two sons together, 15-year-old Charles and 10-year-old Beau.
And during her appearance on the ITV talk show, presenter Richard asked about the pair’s marriage, saying, “Can I ask what went wrong or is that delving too deep?”.
After a slightly shocked laugh, Louise responded, “I wish I knew. It was really sad times. It was really sad and devastating for the whole family and when there is children involved, it’s something that takes a long time to get over.”
The presenters then addressed the famous Strictly curse, asking if the singer thinks that her time on the dance show contributed to the split, to which she replied, “I think it reminded me, and this was no one else’s fault and definitely not Jamie’s, things that go on in a marriage are far deeper than a TV programme.
“There’s different emotions and feelings which go on for years,” she continued. “I think what the programme really did for me it just reminded me of how much I really loved performing and music and singing.”
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“I get asked about it all the time,” she added, “and I never try and shut it down because I think it’s happened and it was very public. But when there’s a whole family involved, it’s massive in everybody’s life.”
Opening up about her ex-husband’s influence on her new music album, Louise added, “I never went into making the album about that because you don’t, but naturally when you’re writing and you’re in the studio and it’s your safe haven, you naturally pour your heart out. That’s your safe place.
“So I’d definitely say there’s songs on the album that are never bashing, it’s not about being overly personal, it’s how I felt just as a woman, as a mum, as a wife.”
Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.
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