Louise Redknapp reveals she ended her marriage to Jamie because of Daisy Lowe…
Louise Redknapp has recently opened up about her experience on Strictly Come Dancing and how it made her re-think her life with husband Jamie.
She stated that the defining moment she and Jamie were on the rocks was when model Daisy Lowe walked into her dressing room and said: “Oh my God, look at your gorgeous body. You have to wear a sexy dress.”
She added: “She kept on at me to wear something sexy and by week three, I was in a leotard and tights not feeling self-conscious at all“.
The former singer stated that she feels as though she lost her identity after giving up her career to have her two sons, Charley, 13 and Beau, 8.
She describes her stint in 2016’s Strictly as “the first selfish thing I have done since my kids were born“.
“I could feel myself changing week by week.” She said.
“Sometimes I felt like crying because deep down inside me this voice was screaming “This is what I have been missing!”
In an interview with The Telegraph, Louise added:
“I feel I’m coming back to who I really am. I have spent most of my life pleasing everyone else, worrying about being judged and thinking I should always do the right thing by staying at home, looking after my kids and my husband. I lost myself.
“I think this happens to a lot of women when they get married and have children. You have this feeling deep inside you, ‘Where did I go?’ But I pushed those thoughts away.
“I’d think of my past life as a pop star as being ‘not reality’. Looking after the house and my family was my reality. I became a sort of Stepford Wife, wanting to be perfect at it.”
Due to focusing on herself and career in recent times, Louise and husband Jamie Redknapp have decided to live apart.
She admitted that watching Jamie flourish in his football career to then make name for herself made her feel jealous about fulfilling her own achievements.
“I didn’t want to continue running around after everyone else, and occasionally promoting a yogurt or doing a little TV presenting job,” she said.
“I wanted to sing, I wanted to perform. I wanted to go back to work on a stage in front of an audience. I actually felt physically sick at the idea that I’d never have that buzz again, that fulfilment I get from performing. And that is when the shit hit the fan. No one could understand why it was so desperately important to me.”
She continued: “I loved the dancing. I loved being pushed to see what I could do. I loved that incredible camaraderie, the laughs, the nerves, the excitement, the audience.
Louise recently announced her new UK tour which marks her first performance in over 15 years.
Hey guys, I still can't believe that the December show sold out in less than 10 minutes!! Thank you to everyone that bought tickets, and for those of you that missed out – fear not – I'm coming on tour!! In January I’ll be bringing the show to Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham then back to London for an additional date. Tickets go on Sale Friday 29th September at 10am via seetickets.com & myticket.co.uk To celebrate here’s the second acoustic video from the Metropolis sessions; taking it back to where it all began in 1993, Eternal’s debut single, 'Stay' (LINK IN BIO) . Hope to see you on tour!. Lou 😘 X . #london #manchester #birmingham #glasgow #tour #gig #uktour
Louise was delighted to share with her Instagram fans that the tour sold out in just 10 minutes.
“Hey guys, I still can’t believe that the December show sold out in less than 10 minutes!! Thank you to everyone that bought tickets, and for those of you that missed out – fear not – I’m coming on tour!! In January I’ll be bringing the show to Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham then back to London for an additional date,” She captioned her photo.