Just weeks after it was reported that Louise Redknapp and her husband Jamie have officially filed for divorce, the star has been spotted on a cosy evening out with her former Strictly Come Dancing partner, Kevin Clifton.
This is the first time that the pair have been seen together since it was reported that Kevin’s wife Karen was concerned about their friendship.
The Sun report that Louise, 43, and 35-year-old Kevin were spotted looking “happy and relaxed” in a London bar earlier this week, with 35-year-old Karen, who is also a professional dancer on the BBC One dance show, previously warning Louise’s husband about the two’s growing friendship.
Speaking to the publication, a source revealed that Karen told former footballer Jamie: “Keep your wife away from my husband. She’s ruining our marriage.”
The insider added: “Jamie was very concerned about his marriage and had become aware of Louise sending text messages Kevin.
“He made the decision to call Karen without Louise’s knowledge, which was a very hard thing for him to do.
“He asked Karen if he thought their partners were having an affair.”
Louise and Jamie separated in the months following the former singer’s stint on Strictly, with the star admitting that the show, and her subsequent friendship with model Daisy Lowe, gave her a new lease of life.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the former couple had officially filed for divorced after 18 years of marriage.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Karen’s relationship is also said to be under strain amid claims that the dancers are on the verge of breaking up.
The two reportedly struggled to spend time together due to their gruelling Strictly commitments, with Karen splitting her time between London and Manchester and Kevin London and Glasgow, where his celebrity partner, Susan Calman, lives.
A show insider previously said: “Kevin has spoken to some of those close to him and admitted things aren’t going well between them at the minute.”
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Louise and Kevin’s reps for comment.