LOUISE Redknapp turned her back on dating for the sake of her sons after her split from ex husband Jamie.
The Eternal singer, 47, and football-pundit, 49, broke up in 2017 after 19 years of marriage following her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
The following year Jamie was linked to model Julia Restoin Roitfeld, before finding love again with Swedish model Frida Andersson.
They wed last year in an intimate ceremony in London while Frida was heavily pregnant with Jamie’s third son.
Louise has now opened up on the impact of her ex’s love life on their sons, Beau, 13, and Charley, 18.
She explained: “I’ve felt this as a mum and, to say this in the most sort of respectful way, my boys’ lives changed dramatically and then it changed again when obviously Jamie got married and had a family.”
The star continued: “Their life changed and I felt like I needed to be their one staple.
“That’s just something I think a lot of mums would feel.”
She insisted she’s “not trawling through dating sites,” but added in an interview with Hello! magazine: “I’m not averse to dating or meeting somebody.
“My boys will be absolutely fine if I’m dating or if I’m going out with anyone, they will be my biggest supporters as long as I’m happy.
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“They’re like, ‘Yeah mum, you should.”’
Earlier this month Jamie and Frida, 38, took his kids and their nine-month-old son to Italy.
Last month Beau and Charley enjoyed a holiday to Mykonos, Greece with mum Louise.
Meanwhile, Charley is heading to the US to play rugby and study at the University of Arizona in Tucson.