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Louise Redknapp says she blamed ex-husband Jamie for her self-esteem issues and reveals she ‘lost herself’

The singer praised her ex-husband


Louise Redknapp said that she blamed her ex-husband, Jamie for her self-esteem issues and revealed that she lost herself.

The 44-year-old recently announced her music comeback and released her new single, ‘Stretch’ after a 16-year break from the industry.

Louise opened up to You Magazine about her career and how she didn’t put herself first when she was married.

The mother-of-two said that she felt she “spent most of my life pleasing everyone else, and thinking I should always do the right thing by staying at home, looking after my kids and my husband. I lost myself.”

“But I don’t blame Jamie. 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,'” she added.

Louise went on to say that reading that she “had walked out” on her children following her split from Jamie was the “hardest thing.”

“Those boys are my everything. It was like watching somebody else’s life unfold in front of me.”

The singer also said that Jamie is “an amazing father” and they are “completely on the same page” when it comes to parenting their children.

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