Former Strictly Come Dancing star Louise Redknapp has opened up about her divorce from football star Jamie Redknapp.
Louise Redknapp split up from Jamie after 19 years of marriage back in 2017, following her stint on the BBC show.
Appearing on BBC Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday show Louise got candid while discussing her new single, Not The Same.
"You don't walk away from a divorce and not feel any pain", she revealed.
"But I've been given the chance to throw my passion into something I love."
Louise and Jamie have reportedly remained on good terms since the break up and even recently reunited at their former marital home to celebrate their oldest son Charley's 15th birthday. The pair live close to each other and are still in regular contact to co-parent their two sons, Charley and Beau.
Louise first opened up about her marriage earlier this yearwhile appearing on Jamie Theakston's Heart breakfast show. She admitted that the break down of her marriage had been "really tough."
She recalled, "Yeah, it’s been really tough, but I mean, you know, he's my best friend. It's been really tough but things happen and yeah, I saw him yesterday and it was all good. We had school meetings and stuff, like you do, so all good."
The former Strictly star released her new album, entitled Heavy Love, recently and fans have been quick to express their approval.
One wrote on her Instagram post: 'Loving all the singles so far! ❤️✨ All added to our official Spotify list. 💎'
Another said of the new single, 'Was hoping this would get released next. It's a great feel good track. Certainly builds on quality we've had from Heavy Love so far. 🖤'
Louise opened up about her marriage to woman&home back in 2017, discussing how she made her marriage work.
"We don’t talk about it that much! When we go home, we shut our front door, and our married life is the same as everybody elses.
"It's not really a showbiz marriage, because we try very hard to just keep everything really normal. And we just do normal things together, which I think is really important."
Wishing you the best of luck with the new album, Louise!
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