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Louise Redknapp admits to ‘hard times’ with Jamie

Louise Redknapp has finally broken her silence on her rumoured split from husband of 19 years Jamie.

Appearing on Friday’s edition of This Morning, the 42-year-old singer told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she had gone through ‘hard times’ with her husband and that ‘work had been a saviour’ during the difficult period.

The star seemed slightly taken aback as Eamonn asked her ‘ what is going on with you and Jamie?’

 

Difficult: Appearing on Friday’s edition of This Morning, Louise Redknapp told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she had gone through ‘hard times’ with her husband and that ‘work had been a saviour’ during the difficult period

Split speculation: She said : 'I think that its been so heavily documented we all go through hard times, my priority is our children, protecting them, loving them and that¿s what we¿re focusing on' (pictured in March 2016)

Split speculation: She said : ‘I think that its been so heavily documented we all go through hard times, my priority is our children, protecting them, loving them and that’s what we’re focusing on’ (pictured in March 2016)

She responded: ‘I think it’s been so heavily documented, of course we all go through hard times and my priority and his priority are our children and protecting them and keeping as much of it as private as possible and loving them and putting them first. That’s really what we’re focusing on.’

The couple share sons  Charley, 13 and Beau, eight.

The former Eternal singer then spoke about the healing power of work on musical Cabaret as well as appearing on Strictly Come Dancing last year saying: ‘Going back to work has been something that’s been a real saviour for me. 

‘Doing ‘Strictly…’ does something to you and going back on stage every night and getting the opportunity again – because you never know, in this business opportunities don’t always come along you have to hope – so to have the opportunity to go and work and be out there, I’m loving doing that 

The star was wearing her wedding ring for the appearance, but she appeared to be hiding her left hand in her lap during the chat.

Speaking about the upcoming show she said: ‘It does make me nervous. The nerves don’t go, it gets harder, it enlightened my love of performing

‘I’ve been being at home for 12 years, being a mum.’ 

Emotion: The former Eternal singer then spoke about the healing power of work on musical Cabaret as well as appearing on Strictly Come Dancing last year saying: 'Going back to work is something that been a saviour for me, Doing 'Strictly...' does something to you and going back on stage every night and getting the opportunity again - because you never know, in this business'

Emotion: The former Eternal singer then spoke about the healing power of work on musical Cabaret as well as appearing on Strictly Come Dancing last year saying: ‘Going back to work is something that been a saviour for me, Doing ‘Strictly…’ does something to you and going back on stage every night and getting the opportunity again – because you never know, in this business’

Chat:The star was wearing her wedding ring for the appearance, but she appeared to be hiding her left hand in her lap during the chat

Chat:The star was wearing her wedding ring for the appearance, but she appeared to be hiding her left hand in her lap during the chat

Eagle-eyed fans recently noticed Louise had been cropped out of Jamie Redknapp’s Instagram profile picture.

Yet despite ‘quickie divorce’ claims, defiant Louise Redknapp flaunted her wedding ring as she arrived at the New Wimbledon Theatre ahead of her Cabaret performance on Wednesday. 

The outing came after it was revealed Louise does not feature in Jamie’s Instagram profile picture – despite the fact she is in the original snapshot.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted that the retired footballer’s image is cropped not to show his wife, amid claims they are pursuing a ‘quickie divorce’.

Back to work: Speaking about the upcoming show she said: 'It does make me nervous. The nerves don¿t go, it gets harder, it enlightened my love of performing 'I've been being at home for 12 years, being a mum' ( pictured in February 2016)

Back to work: Speaking about the upcoming show she said: ‘It does make me nervous. The nerves don’t go, it gets harder, it enlightened my love of performing ‘I’ve been being at home for 12 years, being a mum’ ( pictured in February 2016)

Louise had shared the original snap in 2015 – which was taken on a family holiday to Palma – captioned: ‘Palma nights #holiday #family #bestfriends x special times xxxx’

MailOnline have contacted Jamie and Louise’s representatives for comment.  

Louise’s omission from Jamie’s profile snap was noticed by fans as she revealed plans for her Intimate & Live Tour 2018 after her first headline solo show sold out in under 10 minutes.

The songstress will be visiting Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in January 2018, as she makes her pop comeback after 15 years away from the stage.

The former Eternal star said: ‘I went back into the studio to rework some of my original tracks and it reminded me that pop music was my first love.’

Cropped out: Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Louise Redknapp does not feature in Jamie's Instagram profile picture - despite the fact she is in the original snapshot

Cropped out: Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Louise Redknapp does not feature in Jamie’s Instagram profile picture – despite the fact she is in the original snapshot

Full version: Louise had shared the original snap in 2015 - which was taken on a family holiday to Palm - captioned: 'Palma nights #holiday #family #bestfriends x special times xxxx'

Full version: Louise had shared the original snap in 2015 – which was taken on a family holiday to Palm – captioned: ‘Palma nights #holiday #family #bestfriends x special times xxxx’

She added: ‘Performing is a part of me and I’m very excited to be announcing this show. I can’t wait to be back on stage performing all of the hits as well as a few of my favourite covers.’

Ahead of the tour, Louise has revealed reworked versions of some of her classic tracks, including Stay, originally released by Eternal in 1993. 

The lyrics mention holding onto love – all the more significant amid claims that she is pushing for a ‘quickie’ divorce from her husband Jamie Redknapp.

Back on tour: Her omission from Jamie's profile snap was noticed by fans as she revealed plans for her Intimate & Live Tour 2018 after her first solo show sold out in under 10 minutes

Back on tour: Her omission from Jamie’s profile snap was noticed by fans as she revealed plans for her Intimate & Live Tour 2018 after her first solo show sold out in under 10 minutes

Performing: The tour comes amid recent rumours of strife in her 19-year marriage to footballer Jamie, yet the duo have remained defiant in the face of growing speculation they have split

Performing: The tour comes amid recent rumours of strife in her 19-year marriage to footballer Jamie, yet the duo have remained defiant in the face of growing speculation they have split

Comeback: Louise  released a brief clip of her new music video on Monday morning

Comeback: Louise released a brief clip of her new music video on Monday morning

In a snippet from her Stay music video, Louise was seen wearing her sparkling wedding ring in the clip as she belted out: ‘They say that love will come and go. But it’s indispensable to me. I really wanna be with you. What am I gonna do boy?’

In the recording, the mother-of-two is seen standing in a studio with a live band and backing singers, as she wears a loose-fitting olive green top with black leggings while belting out her distinctive vocals in front of a microphone stand.

It comes amid ongoing rumours of marriage woes between Louise and Jamie.   

Sparkler: A she sings away in the seconds-long clip, she is seen sporting her wedding ring

Sparkler: A she sings away in the seconds-long clip, she is seen sporting her wedding ring

Lyrics: In the song, she sings, 'They say that love will come and go. But it's indispensable to me. I really wanna be with you. What am I gonna do boy?'

Lyrics: In the song, she sings, 'They say that love will come and go. But it's indispensable to me. I really wanna be with you. What am I gonna do boy?'

Lyrics: In the song, she sings, ‘They say that love will come and go. But it’s indispensable to me. I really wanna be with you. What am I gonna do boy?’

Rumours: Louise's video comes amid claims that she has separated from her husband Jamie

Rumours: Louise’s video comes amid claims that she has separated from her husband Jamie

According to the Sunday People, the singer and her footballer husband are ‘no closer to getting back together’, and want to call things off by the end of the year.

Louise’s 19 year-marriage to Jamie reportedly broke down in July, due to her new ‘lease of life’ following her appearance on Strictly.

Having been seen at a number of glamorous events with a host of pals in recent weeks, including model Daisy, the paper now reports that she is keen for a quickie divorce, in order to further embrace her independence.

Marital woes? Jamie, to whom Louise has been married for 19 years, is said to be pushing for a 'quickie divorce' from the footballer-turned-pundit

Marital woes? Jamie, to whom Louise has been married for 19 years, is said to be pushing for a ‘quickie divorce’ from the footballer-turned-pundit

A source told the Sunday People: ‘Louise wants to put steps in place to end her ­marriage to Jamie by the end of year.’ 

Claiming the pair had not managed to resolve their issues, the insider added: ‘They are no closer to getting back together since when they first split in July. 

‘Louise now wants to agree a timetable with Jamie to bring the marriage to an end.’ 

Pals for life: The riddle of Louise and Jamie's marriage has been ongoing, with various sources insisting they have split after the songstress  reportedly 'rediscovered her youth' with pal Daisy Lowe

Pals for life: The riddle of Louise and Jamie’s marriage has been ongoing, with various sources insisting they have split after the songstress reportedly ‘rediscovered her youth’ with pal Daisy Lowe

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