Ex-footballer and media pundit, Jamie Redknapp and pop singer, Louise Redknapp have failed to keep the knot of their married life together and on 29th of December 2017, they concluded their divorce. The celebrity couple were married for 19 years and have two sons, Charles and Beau to show for it.
Jamie who stems from a sporting family built most of his life’s career on football and is best known for his performance at Liverpool FC. On the other hand, Louise Redknapp is a former member of the Eternal musical group who later went solo. She currently has 5 million records in the United Kingdom and 15 million records worldwide credited to her name.
About Jamie Redknapp – Bio, Family, and Career
Born in Barton on Sea, Dorset England, Jamie Redknapp is the first son to Harry and Sandra Redknapp born James Frank Redknapp on the 25th of June 1973. Mark Redknapp is Jamie’s only sibling.
Jamie Redknapp is 6 feet tall with an athletic build. He was born into a footballing family; Harry, his father is a football manager and his maternal uncle Frank Lampard Sr is the former coach for English Premier League club West Ham United FC. Jamie also has a former professional footballer, football pundit, and coach, Frank Lampard as a cousin.
Treading the family path, Jamie began a career in football at Tottenham Hotspur as a youth player at the age of 16. He later played for Bournemouth where he was managed by his father. Jamie made 13 appearances in Bournemouth before moving over to Liverpool at age 17, and there he had the best years of his career and scored 30 goals. At this time, Jamie was the most expensively signed teenager being paid £350,000.
After Liverpool, the right foot central midfielder played for Southampton for a year. Patriotically, Jamie also played for England national team in the 1990s. Jamie retired from professional football in 2005 due to a knee injury. His time on the field was sought to be prolonged by offers and applications for coaching but never pulled through.
Despite the setback in Jamie’s career, he has been able to push forward and carve a name for himself in the media industry. Presently, he is a pundit at Sky sports and an editorial sports columnist at the Daily Mail.
Who is Louise Redknapp?
Louise Redknapp’s birth name is Louise Elizabeth Nurding. She was wife to her longtime friend and Liverpool star, Jamie Redknapp. She was born 1974 on the 4th of November at Lewisham, London, England. Louise is the only child of Tim and Lynne Nurding. She attended Italia Conti stage school before plunging into her singing career.
She began her singing career in 1992 with the R&B group Eternal. Her career with Eternal was a blissful one as several hits were recorded and their debut album “Forever & Always” was the first female group album to exceed one million sales in the UK.
In 1995, the English singer left Eternal to start a solo career and was shortly signed by EMI record label. Europe didn’t see all of Louise after the switch as not long after, the sensational solo singer became the most successful female artiste in all of Europe. The singer didn’t stay long in EMI but never ceased to remain relevant in the music world.
Besides her musical career, Louise is also known as a media personality and an actress. In 2004, she was trending in the media for her emergence at the top of the FHM men’s magazine’s Most Sexiest Woman in The World list.
Facts About Louise Redknapp and Jamie Redknapp’s Marriage and Split
Singer, Louise Nurding and football star Jamie Redknapp exchanged marital vows on the 29th of June 1998. The duo were longtime friends before marriage. According to reports, the couple first met when Louise’s band Eternal, was on tour with Take That. After a period of dating, Jamie proposed in Bermuda and that same week the couple got married.
Their wedding was private and low key, shunning the customary huge and glamorous weddings of showbiz couples. 6 years into their marriage, Louise became pregnant and gave birth to Charley Williams 4 years after undergoing a surgery as a result of an endometriosis diagnosis. Charley was named after Louise’s grandfather. On the 8th day of November 2008, the Redknapp’s welcomed another son, Beau Henry named in tribute to Henry Redknapp, Jamie’s father. Jamie’s and Louise’s marriage was wholly supported by Jamie’s parents.
Their marriage was described by many including Jamie’s parents as being happy. The couple appeared at several formal and informal events together. However, the fairytale showbiz marriage hit the rocks 19 years after their union.
News about their marital problems remained secret until April 2017 when it surfaced on the media. According to The Sun, the root of the separation could be traced to the strain caused by Louise’s Strictly Come Dancing show which caused her to travel a lot and consequently, stayed away from her family. In June 2017, there were reports that her close relationship with Daisy Lowe and her suspicious closeness with co-ballroom dancer Kevin Clifton could be blamed.
In an interview, Louise admitted that the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing had made her realize that she was living a life of an overly submissive wife who was trapped trying to be the perfect mother and wife. In another interview, Louise added that her desire and admittance to effusively pursue her career dreams may have also lead to their divorce. She disclosed that Jamie wanted a third child while she wanted a booming career. Consequently, the clash of interests created a problem.
Although divorced, the estranged couple disclosed that their utmost priority is protecting and showering love on their two children.
Where Are They Now?
After the divorce which was made official on the 29th of December 2017, both parties seemed to have moved on. Jamie Redknapp has been spotted on several occasions meeting up with the sexy Julia Restoin Roitfield. The art director and founder of maternity website, Romy and Bunnies, splits her time between the UK and New York, and a source says Jamie is always texting her for dates whenever she is in London. Unconfirmed rumors have revealed that the two are presently dating.
On Louise’s part, she has reaffirmed her commitment to her sons and said she is too busy with her kids and her career to have time for love.