Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp were on the brink of divorce [Getty]
After months of speculation about their marriage, Louise Redknapp has decided to buy a flat in London and hopes the move will save the couple’s strained marriage.
The former Eternal singer confirmed in October that she and husband Jamie are living apart, following months of reports that they were on the brink of divorce.
And, despite Louise now “missing” Jamie, the pair are trying to “consciously re-couple” while they take it in turns to carry out parenting duties from their Surrey home.
Louise is co-parenting her sons but wants to ‘consciously re-couple’ with Jamie [Instagram]
A source said: “Louise says that, with space, she hopes they can start talking about their future.
“She still loves Jamie and hopes to ‘consciously re-couple’, but, at the moment, is saying she wants her freedom and identity back.”
“For now, she wants to split her time between their home in Surrey – so they can spend key times together as a family – and a place of her own in London.”
Louise Redknapp misses the spotlight and her career [PA]
Louise – who has children Charley, 13, and Beau, nine, with Jamie – previously said that neither of them have plans to “push for a divorce”.
But, Louise also wants to spend more time with friends like her her Strictly Come Dancing pal Daisy Lowe in London.
Louise Redknapp loves hanging out with Daisy Lowe [Getty]
However, the former TV presenter to put herself and her career first now.
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“I didn’t want to continue running around after everyone else, and occasionally promoting a yogurt or doing a little TV presenting job,” she told Stella magazine.
Jamie has kept quiet about his private life but recently appeared on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox and welled up when he watched an elderly couple say their goodbyes on the wife’s deathbed.
The former footballer, 44, but was visibly moved, with tears filling his eyes, when he watched the segment.