Louise Redknapp has broken her social media silence following the news that she and husband of nearly 20 years Jamie have split.

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Louise Redknapp husband Jamie with her on the red carpet

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The couple have been surrounded by speculation in recent months that their marriage was in trouble. And, recently, Louise’s friend and fellow Strictly star Karen Clifton confirmed that they couple had indeed split. “She’s a gorgeous woman and he’s a lovely man and I just feel really bad that they’ve separated” she said.

The professional dancer also revealed that Louise was, “giving herself a little bit more attention and she’s taking care of herself, which is lovely. She’s reinventing herself.”

Which is exactly what the 42-year-old appears to be doing now in the wake of her shock split.

Posting her first personal photo on Instagram since the news of her separation was announced, Louise was picture relaxing outside whilst learning lines for her next project – a role in the stage show Cabaret.

A bit of #cricket and a little read of my script , hoping the rain holds off 🏏☔️ #cabaret

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A Louise Redknapp instagram showing the star relaxing outside

The singer is joining forces with fellow former Strictly star Will Young to appear in the all singing, all dancing production. Lousie won herself the part of Sally Bowles in the show – no doubt now a welcome distraction for the turmoil of her personal life.

The mum-of-two also posted a sweet picture of her son, Charley, on his 14th birthday. Louise is also mum to eight year old Beau.

Although friends of the couples and sources have confirmed the split, neither Louise or Jamie have officially commented on the matter to date. The couple married in 1998, and were set to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary next year.