Louise and Jamie Redknapp’s recent split has been one of the most publicised celebrity break-ups in recent history. But despite the media furore around the situation, Louise herself has only recently spoken up about the heartbreak.
In a recent interview with Stella magazine, she confessed that her stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 helped her realise her desire to return to performing, and aided her in regaining confidence after 20 years out of the limelight.
But in a new interview with Hello! magazine, the former Eternal star has admitted that she felt she “lost” who she was while in her marriage to former footballer Jamie.
She admitted, “I lost myself. It happens to a lot of women when they get married and have children.”
42-year-old Louise also explained that her time spent raising her family meant she fell into a pattern of ignoring her career.
“When you have a family, you may not perform for a long time. It’s very easy to fall into a comfort zone, thinking ‘I used to do that’.
“I realised just how much I loves singing, dancing, performing, and the thought of not having the opportunity to not carry on doing it was kind of devastating for me.”
However, Louise did confess that she stll loves her “amazing” husband, despite the fact that they can’t be together right now.
Now, Louise has returned to the glittering lights of showbusiness for a new role in West End show Cabaret. She plays the lead role of controversial character Sally Bowles – a troubled woman Louise feels she can recently relate to.
“There are definitely parts of her I can relate to, just as a woman – how we try to survive and do the best we can to what we’re given.
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“I think lots of women will relate to how she puts on a brave face and always soldiers on, even when she’s terribly wounded and terribly hurt and insecure and unsure,” she admitted, perhaps hinting at her own personal life.
The former Strictly star is also embarking on a live tour in 2018 too, in her first return to singing since her time in Eternal some years ago.