Louise Redknapp ‘scared’ to write about last few years in new book after divorce

Lousie Redknapp has admitted that she was “scared” to address the most recent years of her life in her new book.

The Eternal singer, 46, spoke on The One Show with presenters Alex Jones and Ronan Keating about her new book, You’ve Got This.

The music artist described it as an examination of stages through her life so far and not strictly an autobiography or a self-help book, but was quick to dispel notions that it is a “tell-all” book.

Louise noted: “I’ve really just talked about certain stages in my life, right fro when I was younger until now.

“Then the second part of the chapter is, what I’ve learned along the way, what I wish I would have done different, what I’d wished I’d bottle and kept with me all the way through.

“As much as it speaks about my life, it’s not a big tell-all book or anything.”

Louise Redknapp
Louise Redknapp has addressed her fears surrounding her new book

She added: “This is a book for anybody that feels they don’t always get it right.”

Alex also asked Louise what it was like going through these old experiences all over again, and the singer admitted that she needed to be honest about everything.

Louise divorced ex-husband Jamie Redknapp in 2018 after 19 years of marriage and they share two sons together, Charley and Beau.

Jamie and Louise Redknapp arriving for the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Jamie and Louise Redknapp back in 2011 prior to their divorce in 2019

On what she was most scared of addressing in the book, Louise said: “I think most probably the last few years of my life.

“I think I can talk about Eternal, being just me and my mum for many years.

“The last few years I really have learned so much and I think those were the chapters that I was most scared about putting out.”

Louise Redknapp
Louise spoke about what great support her sons and mother have been in recent tears

She continued: “This isn’t a book about being nasty about anybody or hurting anybody.

“This is just me saying how I felt as a woman, as a mum, that had got to a certain age in my life.

“Things kind of just got a bit far and I just put it down on paper.

“It’s kind of just what I learned from that time and how I maybe would have done some things differently and maybe not.”

Louise shares her home with Beau, 11, and Charley, 15
Louise shares her home with Beau, 11, and Charley, 15

Louise went on to explain to Alex and Ronan what she is hoping to achieve with the book.

“I think the message I try and give in the book is that we’re not all perfect and no one really knows anyone else’s life unless you’re walking in their shoes,” she added. “I feel that’s really important to say.

“I was really shocked by the amount of, I don’t know, judgement maybe is the right word…I couldn’t quite understand why I was so heavily judged.”

Louise has described how she hopes her book will help others
Louise has described how she hopes her book will help others

Louise addressed how it was a tough time for her in these most recent years.

“I was going through a hard time and I think what I did learn is you do have to get broad shoulders in life sometimes,” Louise described, “and surround yourself with good people, keep your chin up and keep going. My boys were an absolute saviour, my mum…”

Louise clarified around the book, however, that “it’s not about divorce” and “it goes right through the years”.

Louise's new book You’ve Got This: And Other Things I Wish I Had Known
Louise’s new book You’ve Got This: And Other Things I Wish I Had Known

She noted of funnier stories: “The dating bits are ridiculous, but very truthful.”

Ronan also asked what Louise’s next plans were and she revealed her intentions to keep forging ahead in her music career.

*The One Show airs on weeknights at 7pm on BBC One and is available on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/louise-redknapp-scared-write-last-23611424

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