Louise Redknapp says marriage to Jamie made her ‘invisible’

Louise Redknapp says marriage to Jamie made her 'invisible'

Louise Redknapp has said she felt she was becoming "less and less of a person" during her marriage to ex-husband Jamie.

The singer, 45, split from the former footballer, 46, in 2017 after 19 years together.

Louise, who had a string of hits with 90s girl group Eternal, addresses their relationship in her new solo album Heavy Love, her first record in 18 years.

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Jamie and Louise Redknapp arrive at Stella McCartney's store in London as Noel Fielding and the Mighty Boosh turn on the Christmas Lights.
Louise Redknapp attending the Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London.
Louise Redknapp gets to grip with her home gadgets with the launch of Halo from BT, the UK�s ultimate broadband, mobile and home phone plan
File photo dated 28/10/19 of Louise Redknapp who has told reporters that during her marriage to her ex-husband Jamie she felt she was becoming "less and less of a person."
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Louise Redknapp attends The Global Awards 2019 at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo in London. (Photo by Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Louise Redknapp seen on the red carpet during The BRIT Awards 2019 at The O2, Peninsula Square in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Louise Redknapp during the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018, in partnership with TSB, honouring the nation's unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Louise Redknapp attends the launch of her new, exclusive BOLD by Louise range with Harveys furniture in London.
Louise Redknapp attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Louise Redknapp attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Louise Redknapp attending the Olivier Awards 2017, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Louise Redknapp and Ed Balls during the 2017 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 competitors with the award for Reality Programme during the 2017 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Louise Redknapp attending the Topshop Unique Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at the Tate Modern, London.
Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton during a photocall for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour held at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
Louise Redknapp at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. Picture date: Tuesday August 30, 2016. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Louise and Jamie Redknapp attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2016, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Jamie and Louise Redknapp arrive at the wedding of Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.
Louise Redknapp attending The Bad Education Movie World Premiere, held at Vue West End, Cranbourn Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Jamie and Louise Redknapp attending The Bad Education Movie World Premiere, held at Vue West End, Cranbourn Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 20, 2015. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Jamie and Louise Redknapp arriving for the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
Louise Redknapp arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in Kensington, London.
Louise and Jamie Redknapp at the 2012 Pride of Britain awards at Grosvenor House, London.
Louise and Jamie Redknapp arriving for the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Louise Redknapp arriving for the Philips British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House, 90 Park Lane, London.
Louise Redknapp during the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2010, the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Louise Redknapp arriving at The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Jamie and Louise Redknapp arrive for Ladies day at Royal Ascot
(left to right back row) Dance judges, Sisco Gomez and Nigel Lythgoe, front row left to right Arlene Phillips and Louise Redknapp, on the first live show of the BBC show, So You Think You Can Dance, at the BBC Studios in London.
Louise Redknapp and Jamie Redknapp arrive to the Stella McCartney Christmas Lights switching-on ceremony at her West London boutique.
Louise Redknapp arrives for the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain awards 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
Jamie and Louise Redknapp at the after show party of the GQ Awards held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Louise Redknapp arriving for the 2009 British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London.
Louise Redknapp arriving at the Elle Style Awards 2009 held at Big Sky Studios in London.
Louise Redknapp arrives for Swarovski Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in central London.
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She told The Sun's Fabulous magazine: "I adore him and always will. Jamie was the absolute love of my life.

"I guess I was happy to be invisible for a little while, but at the same time I felt I was becoming less and less of a person.

"And being less and less visible was kind of hard to take when I used to be a pop star."

Louise shares sons Charley, 15, and Beau, 11, with Jamie.

One song on the album, Wrong, describes how she felt trapped by their marriage, with lyrics including: "You said I don't need them, you would lift me up. You were wrong."

Later she sings: "I should have fixed it before it was unfixable."

Addressing the line, she said: "I'm saying it's not all your fault and I should have dealt with things earlier.

"I'm not the kind of person that ever would be damning of anybody, and this album is very much about how I felt. It's not meant to be mean or unkind."

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