Louise Redknapp has given a candid interview about her divorce from her husband of 20 years.
The mum-of-two, who spilt from the former footballer in 2017, admitted she felt like a failure when her marriage came to an end.
“Well, yes, you feel a bit of a failure. For 21 years, I was in a secure marriage. You know, through good times and bad times,” she said.
“A lot of those 21 years were incredible. And there were moments in those 21 years when I was sad. Not due to Jamie. Most of it due to me,” Louise added to the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.
Speaking about what she wish she had done differently during their relationship, she continued: “I wish, three years ago, I’d been able to just speak up. For a long time it was easy to blame him.
“But actually, in the past six months, I’ve thought, you know what, it was down to me to say, ‘Something’s not right. My self-esteem is really struggling. I’ve got no passion. I love my kids more than anything in the world.
“‘I love what I do, too, and I haven’t quite got the guts to go out and try to do it again.’
“I just didn’t speak up. I don’t blame anyone else for that. I wish I’d just gone, ‘Right, the kids are getting older, and I love my job and I’m going to give it a real go, and Jamie, if you don’t like it, tough. But if you do like it, let’s talk about it’.”
However, the pair are in a “really positive” place with each other now, and Louise is focused on her career.
The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant unveiled the music video for new single Stretch on Friday, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.
In the clip, the 44-year-old can be seen writhing around in a skimpy black leotard as she cosies up to a mystery man.