Louise Redknapp has revealed she is ‘taking each day as it comes’ and that she isn’t ‘loving herself yet’ after her ex-husband Jamie remarried.
The singer, 47, spoke in a candid new interview where she said she was ‘getting there’ with the support of her family and friends, and that her two sons want her to start dating again.
Her ex Jamie, 48, married his pregnant girlfriend Frida Andersson last month in a low-key ceremony four years after his split from Louise. Louise and Jamie share two sons Charles, 17, and Beau, 13.
Upset: Louise Redknapp has revealed that she is ‘taking each day as it comes’ and that she isn’t ‘loving herself yet’ after her ex-husband Jamie remarried
She told The Sun: ‘[My sons] always say: ‘When are you going to [date]?’ Dating just takes time.
‘Right now my sons are enough for me, I’m not saying forever. I’m learning to just be OK with myself. I’m not loving myself, but I’ve been OK. I’m getting there.’
‘I take each day as it comes. I have no expectations in life. I am really grateful that I’m surrounded by amazing friends. The most important thing is that they’re with you through good and bad.
Surprise: Her ex Jamie, 48, married his pregnant girlfriend Frida Andersson last month in a low-key ceremony four years after his split from Louise
‘Everyone’s got good and bad times in their lives and you want people by your side through it all. I don’t want fair-weather friends.’
She added to the publication that all her boys care about is her ‘being happy’ and that she wants to continue to be a ‘solid part of their life’.
It comes after reports Louise was ‘quite shocked’ about Jamie’s decision to marry pregnant girlfriend Frida, as she ‘didn’t even know they were engaged’.
Co-parenting: Louise and Jamie share two sons Charles, 17, and Beau, 13
The newlyweds, who are expecting their first child together any day now, tied the knot at Chelsea Registry Office, five months after they announced they were expecting a baby.
A source told OK!: ‘Louise was quite shocked, she only found out very recently. They kept it very under wraps, nobody even knew they were engaged.
‘It’s very mixed emotions for her, it’s difficult because she’s spoken quite openly about her regret, she’s blamed Strictly quite a lot but, unfortunately, you can’t turn the clock back.’
‘He wanted his sons to walk in with him but it was a very small affair. She only knew because the boys were there.’
Split: Jamie split from Louise in 2017 after 19 years of marriage following her stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Their divorce was official by 2018 (pictured together in 2016)
The insider added Louise wasn’t ‘given a lot of time to prepare’ because ‘Jamie wanted to be married before the baby was born’.
Louise and Jamie split in 2017 after 19 years of marriage following her stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Their divorce was official by 2018.
The former footballer revealed they ensure they are ‘pulling the right way’ when it comes to looking after their sons.
Speaking to HELLO!, Jamie said: ‘I’m very fortunate I’ve got two great boys. When you co-parent, it’s something you have to do together and make sure you’re both pulling the right way.’
He added: ‘Louise does a great job with the boys. We do the best we can and try to be tough but fair.’
Jamie and Frida, 37, have maintained a low-profile since they started dating after having gone public with their romance in August 2020.
A source told The Sun of their baby news: ‘Jamie and Frida were thrilled to learn they are expecting a boy. They’ve told their children and families.
‘Everyone just wants the little lad to arrive now. And just in time for Christmas… it couldn’t be more perfect.’
Following their wedding ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office, the newlyweds held a reception at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair where they were joined by the likes of Frida’s new in-laws Harry and Sandra Redknapp, as well as Jamie’s cousin Frank Lampard and his wife Christine.
The wedding ceremony marks the second wedding for both of the pair, as Frida was previously married to hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie.
Moving on: It comes after it was reported that Louise was ‘quite shocked’ about ex-husband Jamie’s decision to marry Frida Andersson (the couple pictured in 2021)