Louise Redknapp’s ex-husband Jamie was recently pictured with British model, Lizzie Bowden, 34.
The model, who has worked with brands such as New Look and Wallis, has racked up 1,600 followers on Instagram and bears a remarkable likeness to 45 year old Jamie’s ex-wife, Louise.
Louise has now spoken out, after Jamie and Lizzie were seen leaving London celeb haunt Annabel.
Louise told The Guardian that she is fine with Jamie moving on and dating, but finds the lookalike aspect “weird”.
She said: “It is kinda weird! And then I start looking at them thinking, ‘Do they look like me?’ But he’s got his taste.”
Louise said that her sons Charley, 14, and Beau, 10, have found it hard seeing their dad with other women.
But reassuring them, Louise told them: “Dad’s a single man and he’s doing nothing wrong.”
The 44 year old also opened up about her own return to the dating scene and how she is finding it difficult.
She said: “It’s really hard for women. I’m beginning to think I’m never going to meet anyone… I’ve not been out for a meal, just me and a guy in a restaurant, in two years. That makes me sound really sad, doesn’t it?”
[Louise Redknapp/ Instagram]
Louise recently spoke openly about her shock split from Jamie, revealing that she no longer blames her ex and that she actually lacked self-esteem and passion – before Strictly Come Dancing reignited her spark in 2016.
Discussing her time on the show, Jamie revealed: “Who gets a second chance, you know? I just didn’t think it would ever happen for me.
“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.”
Revealing she wished she has been able to speak up about her desire return to work as a performer, she maintained she no longer blames her footballer ex Jamie – despite this being a different case three years ago.
“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,” Louise honestly admitted.
She continued: “But actually, In the past six months, I’ve thought, you know what, it was down to me to say, ‘Something’s not right. My self-esteem is really struggling. I’ve got no passion. I love my kids more than anything in the world. I love what I do, too, and I haven’t quite got the guts to go out and try to do it again.’
“I just didn’t speak up. I don’t blame anyone else for that. I wish I’d just gone, ‘Right, the kids are getting older, and I love my job and I’m going to give it a real go, and Jamie, if you don’t like it, tough. But if you do like it, let’s talk about it.”’