Jamie Redknapp was surrounded by his friends last night as he hit the town amid ongoing speculation he’s split from wife Louise.
The former footballer turned TV pundit, 44, flashed a smile for the camera as he joined pals, including Tamara Ecclestone’s husband Jay Rutland, for dinner at posh London restaurant MNKY HSE on Saturday evening.
Perched next to Jay, the ex England star wore a black T-shirt and dark blue jeans, and appeared to be in high spirits as he posed for the group photo.
Meanwhile, the sportsman’s estranged wife Louise, 42, was also out and about in London last night, partying with her ex Strictly Come Dancing co-star Daisy Lowe at a movie launch held at The Curtain in Shoreditch, east London.
An insider told The Sun: “You never would have guessed Louise was suffering heartache in her personal life.
“She seemed to be having a wonderful time with Daisy and the fact she’d not long landed didn’t stop her staying out late on a school night.”
Brunette Daisy found herself dragged into the Redknapp split allegations last week, when it was claimed her friendship with Louise led the former popstar to re-discover her youth, which contributed to the supposed breakdown of her marriage.
A source claimed: “Louise had become very close to her new friends from Strictly – they formed a real bond.
“Louise ended up spending a lot more time away from home with Daisy and rediscovering her youth,” the insider added to The Sun.
Neither Jamie nor Louise has addressed the ongoing speculation about their 18-year marriage.
They share two sons, Charley 12, and Beau, eight.
As news of the alleged split broke, Louise was in Spain with her two boys, while Jamie remained at home in the UK.
It was alleged yesterday that Louise flew back to the UK from holiday to engage in ‘crisis talks’ with Jamie about the future.
“Louise and Jamie are expected to meet up and discuss their future. Their priority, as always, are their two children,” a friend told The Mirror.
Earlier this year, the couple laughed off speculation of trouble in their marriage.
A bemused Louise told The Mirror she’d been in bed with Jamie when it was revealed on the news that they were going through a rocky patch.
She said in June: “It was surreal. Me and Jamie had just been out for dinner at Zuma, and were in bed together when we saw on Sky that our marriage was in trouble.
“We’re great – don’t worry about us, everything’s fine.”