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Louise Redknapp hinted she was struggling when she posted a cryptic Instagram message about being a “warrior” and “a broken mess”.
And now a source close to the 46-year-old singer has told new magazine that she’s feeling low about being alone as ex-husband Jamie spends Christmas with girlfriend Frida Andersson Lourie.
“I think Louise is struggling. That’s why you’re seeing cryptic quotes and the sexy selfies she’s been posting,” the magazine's source claimed. “She’s trying to show Jamie what he’s missing. But in her heart, I think she’s still crumbling."
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“It’s tough, especially when your ex moves on with someone young and attractive. Because Jamie now has a new partner and it’ll be his first new year with her, I think it hurts Louise.”
Louise and Jamie, who have sons Beau, 12, and Charley, 16, called it quits in 2017 after 19 years of marriage. While the former footballer, 47, has moved on with model Frida, 37, our source claimed it’s taking longer for Louise to deal with their split.
“A marriage isn’t like a cold you can just get over,” the source said. “It’s like grieving for someone. It’s particularly hard over Christmas.”
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Louise recently admitted her latest album is about heartbreak. Talking about the writing process, she said, “You don’t spend 20 years with someone and not care about them still. Yes, there are good days and bad days. And the best songs are written when you’re feeling heartbroken.”
New's source added, “Friends do think she probably regrets it didn’t work out with Jamie. She didn’t realise the struggle she was going to feel.”
Louise has previously opened up about the ”heartbreaking” end of her marriage. At the end of 2019 she said, “Emotionally it has been my toughest year and I’ve faced challenges I never thought I would. Heartbreak is a killer.”
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However, Louise is said to be open to moving on with someone new. “Louise would love to meet someone, but she’s got to heal from this first,” the magazine's source said.
Discussing her desire to meet a new man, Louise has said, “Over the past two years all my energy has gone into my boys, my career, making a new home and feeling confident. It’d be nice to enjoy some male company. If the right man turns up and sparks fly, who knows where it will lead? I’m not looking to get married again – but I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Let’s hope 2021 is your year, Louise!
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