Louise Redknapp in disbelief over Jamie's baby news after finding out via family

Louise Redknapp is reportedly astounded after finding out about her ex-husband Jamie’s baby news, Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie’s current girlfriend, 37-year-old Frida Andersson, is expecting their first child together. It will be her fifth and his third child.

Jamie and Louise were previously together for 19 years before splitting up in 2017.

Despite the longevity of their marriage, Louise found out via her family members rather than hear the news from Jamie himself.

Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra were told about the new child before it shortly hit headlines this week.

Louise and Jamie have been co-parenting their sons Charley and Beau who have been dividing their time between their parents’ homes.

“Louise was knocked sideways by the news. Jamie didn’t tell her directly, she found out through family,” a source told OK! magazine.

“She’s happy for them both and says life goes on but at the same time, she’s shocked by how quickly he’s moved on and that he’ll be a new dad again at nearly 50.

“A new baby is always a joy but she is concerned at how it will impact their family dynamic.”

At their peak, the pair were a golden celebrity couple in the UK circles.

It sent shockwaves through the showbiz circuit when they called time on their marriage after 19 years.

They ended their marriage just months after Louise completed her Coronavirus stint.

Strictly gave her a new lease of life and spurred her on to chase her dreams of creating a life for herself in the spotlight.

Louise had hopes of carving out a high-flying career in the West End and reviving her musical career with touring.

Don’t miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond – Sign up to our daily newsletter here. has temporarily held up her dreams of singing and performing.

Recently, Louise said she considered stepping out in front of a bus for a “split second” after her marriage failed.

But she found inner strength from the thought of her boys.

In an extract from her book You’ve Got This published in You magazine, she wrote: “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.

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

She mused: “I think so, for a split second. I was like, ‘I would really like this all to go away.’”

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