Sunday 22 September 2019

Louise Redknapp was 'devastated' at being called a 'bad mum'

British singer Louise Redknapp, known as Louise poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2019 in London on February 20, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
British singer Louise Redknapp, known as Louise poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2019 in London on February 20, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
Louise Redknapp attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Louise and Jamie Redknapp in 2016 (Ian West/PA)

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Louise Redknapp was "devastated" by accusations from Instagram users that she's a "bad mum".

The 44-year-old star - who has kids Charles, 15, and Beau, 10, with ex-husband Jamie Redknapp - felt she was "taking bullets pretty much every day" from strangers on social media.

She told 'Paul McKenna's The Positivity Podcast': "I used to feel devastated I went through a time when I was taking bullets pretty much every day of my life - people that have never met me.

"And being told that you're a bad mum or you've left your children. Of course you know me, or enough of me, to know those things aren't true."

Louise and Jamie Redknapp in 2016 (Ian West/PA)
Louise and Jamie Redknapp in 2016 (Ian West/PA)

Louise also revealed she's been tempted to hit out at the trolls.

She shared: "I get so many comments going, 'Are you ever with your kids?'

"And I want to go back and go, 'Well, actually, this morning I did four teenagers a bacon sandwich and then I took one to golf and then I met a girlfriend for a coffee and I Instagrammed that,' because I'm not going to put my kids on there.

"I'll put them on if I choose to and they want to be on it but I'm not going to put them on there to say, 'Hey, look at me. I am a wonderful parent.'"

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