Louise and Jamie Redknapp 'to divorce on Friday'

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Despite rumours of a reconciliation, Louise and Jamie Redknapp have been granted a divorce after 19 years of marriage.

Their case was heard by a judge at the Central Family Court in London, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Former pop star and Strictly contestant, Louise, filed the papers citing the "unreasonable behaviour" of her ex-footballer husband.

According to court listings, a decree nisi for L E Redknapp v J F Redknapp will be pronounced before a judge on Friday morning.

The heartbreaking news comes after a rocky few months for the couple after the former Eternal singer admitted back in October that she and the football pundit had been living apart.

When Louise admitted to the separation in autumn she hinted at having gone through a hard personal time, saying that she felt like "a sort of Stepford Wife" and she was hoping to "come back to who I really am".

Darling mummy The couple are said to be remaining amicable for sons Charley 13 and Beau nine
Darling mummy The couple are said to be remaining amicable for sons Charley 13 and Beau nine

Their granted decree nisi must be waited for by the divorce petitioner, six weeks and a day to apply for a decree absolute which would then formally end their marriage.

A few months ago, a source told Now magazine that Louise "missed" Jamie and her family, and that she was "seriously wavering" on her decision to leave.

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Paperwork showed Mrs Redknapp had filed for divorce and claimed the marriage had irretrievably broken down because of Mr Redknapp's "unreasonable behaviour". "I know he's trying to understand that I do need to do this". She did loads of things when they were married and he never stood in her way.

Rather than giving an indication of her marriage status, she commented "that's [the children] what we are focusing on". Kevin is now putting together dance routines for Louise as believed for her #New Year's Eve show at London nightclub G-A-Y.

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