Louise Redknapp 'shocked' at judgement amid Jamie split

Julia Hunt
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Jamie and Louise Redknapp pose during a photocall at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Jamie is Sky Sports presenter and mail columnist and Louise columnist for mail online.The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Jamie and Louise Redknapp (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Louise Redknapp has admitted she was “shocked” by the amount of judgement she faced amid her split from husband Jamie.

The couple went their separate ways in 2017, and the Eternal singer has now opened up about it in her new autobiography, You’ve Got This: And Other Things I Wish I Had Known.

During a chat on The One Show she admitted it wasn’t easy going through their divorce in the spotlight.

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“I think I was really shocked by the amount of... judgement maybe is the right word," said the star, who shares two sons with Jamie.

"I couldn’t understand why I was so heavily judged."

Louise Redknapp arrives at the Gatsby Gala, in aid of Prematurity Research, at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London.
Louise Redknapp (PA)

“But I understand that people report on what’s going on," she added.

"I’ve been in this industry a long time and I don’t expect my life to not be reported on.

"It was just scary, it was a scary time.

“I was going through a hard time and I think what I did learn is you do have to get broad shoulders in life sometimes and surround yourself by good people, keep your chin up and just keep on going. “

The star said her children and her mum were her “saviours” at the time.

Louise was married to football star Jamie for 19 years and last month opened up about the struggles she faced when their marriage came to an end.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 at the Messe Berlin on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp in 2016 (Franziska Krug/Getty Images)

"I would be standing in Central London, watching the buses whizz past and I would wonder whether it would be easier for a bus to take me out,” the 46-year-old shared in the Mail on Sunday's You magazine.

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"All it would take was for me to step out at the wrong moment and it would all be over.”

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