It might seem that Louise and Jamie Redknapp’s split has been a bit of a whirlwind – but it appears that the marriage was well and truly over yonks ago.
Louise only made the separation from husband Jamie official in October – and their decree nisi was granted two days ago – but new reports claim the singer filed for divorce a whopping nine months ago.
A source told The Sun: “The marriage was over long before anyone previously believed.”
Why exactly the couple have split is still a mystery, but the official grounds for divorce were cited as Jamie’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.
In a 25-second hearing at London’s Central Family Court, the judge pronounced the decree nisi, holding Jamie responsible.
The judge stated that: “The respondent [Jamie] had behaved ‘in such a way that the petitioner [Louise] cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent’.”
Previously, when confirming their split, Louise had said that she still had a lot of love for Jamie and described him as “amazing”.
But she hinted at problems at home by saying that she’d felt a bit like a “Stepford Wife” within their marriage.
She suggested that a break from their relationship would help her “get back” to the person she once was.
The couple are believed to be working towards an amicable arrangement for joint custody of their two sons.
Louise is now said to be trying to get her singing career back on track and has allegedly hired her ex Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton to give her a hand.
Louise was also seen performing for guests – including Mollie King and Frankie Bridge – at a friend’s wedding the night before her divorce was granted, showing no signs of letting the impending formalities bring her down.
But seeing as she filed for divorce in March, she’s had the majority of 2017 to come to terms with it.