Louise Redknapp ‘Wishes She Did Things Differently’ During Divorce From Jamie Redknapp

'For a long time it was easy to blame him'


by Grazia |

Louise Redknapp and her ex-husband Jamie, who were married for 19 years, have kept it classy since finalising their divorce in 2017. Despite the endless press speculation, there has been no malice, no parading of new relationships and no salacious tell-alls.

Just recently, Jamie's father and Jungle King Harry Redknapp praised their 'amicable' break-up, admitting to The Sun that the split 'was very difficult for us, it was a choker. We love Louise as well, it was a big blow to all of us.'

But even though we would all agree that the pair, who share sons Charlie, 14, and Beau, 10, handled things incredibly well, Louise has revealed that she wishes she had 'done things differently' in the wake of the split.

In a candid chat with Mail on Sunday's You magazine, Louise revealed that wrongly blamed Jamie for her lack of self-esteem and wished she had just talked to him about everything.

'I wish, three years ago, I’d been able to just speak up. For a long time it was easy to blame him,' she revealed.

"But actually, in the past six months, I’ve thought, you know what, it was down to me to say, 'Something’s not right. My self-esteem is really struggling. I’ve got no passion. I love my kids more than anything in the world.'

Referencing her time on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, she also admitted: 'I just didn’t speak up. I don’t blame anyone else for that. I wish I’d just gone, 'Right, the kids are getting older, and I love my job and I’m going to give it a real go, and Jamie, if you don’t like it, tough. But if you do like it, let’s talk about it.'

Louise, who is currently treading the boards in the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 and has just dropped her brand new single Stretch , also divulged that she and Jamie are in a 'really positive' place right now.

'Jamie and I have got to a really positive place with each other. But I don’t know what life is going to be like.

'I’m nervous about work and career and all those things, because I’m not young. And people are judgemental. The music industry has changed so much. I’m just now trying to understand, you know, iTunes and Spotify. It would be really nice for the music to do well enough to be able to do a tour next year.'

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