Louise Redknapp, 44, and Jamie Redknapp, 45, were married for 19 years up until their split in 2017. In a candid interview with host Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show today, the singer spilled on sharing responsibilities with her ex-husband Jamie when it comes to their two sons Charlie, 15 and Beau 10. The star has returned to work performing in the West End stage show 9 to 5 The Musical but she stands in the freezing cold watching her son play rugby on her only day off because Jamie is at work. “I do all eight shows a week so I have Sunday off,” she told Chris.
“So do you go out on a Saturday night?” the radio host asked, referring to her co-stars in the play.
“We do go out,” she admitted. “But Sunday morning is sport morning, I’m on the rugby pitch for four hours.”
Chris replied: “Of course it is.”
The former Eternal singer continued: “I’m on the rugby pitch for like four hours because Jamie works a lot on the weekend because he does the football.”
Chris interjected: “Yes he does. That’s convenient.”
To which the singer jokingly replied: “Yes, conveniently. Mind you, I think he’d like to be watching them. Bless him. But because he’s at the football I’m sort of holding the fort on football and rugby.”
“One [son] plays football and the other plays rugby. So I spend most of my Sunday freezing cold watching sport. And I don’t even like sport that much,” she continued.
She later added: “My older one doesn’t even appreciate it, he’s like, ‘Why are you here?'”
It comes after the beauty recently made a return to the spotlight after appearing in BBC series Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.
She has since credited the show for giving her courage again, after lacking “passion and self-esteem”.
In an interview with You Magazine last month, she said: “I just didn’t think it would ever happen for me.”
She continued: “I am pleased I did Strictly, because without it I think I wouldn’t have had the courage. Any woman who’s hit her 40s will understand that.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Louise has recently relaunched her music career and released her new music video Stretch last week.
The performer spoke about juggling her lifestyle and told Chris she looks forward to spending the summer with her sons.
She said: “I would do it forever if it was just for me [the musical] but I’ve got two boys and I look forward to having the summer with them.
“I see them every night but I get to be a stay-at-home mum for three months.”