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It seemed that they would be one showbiz couple that would go the distance.
But on Friday, Louise and Jamie Redknapp were awarded a decree nisi at London's Central Family Court - in a hearing that is said to have lasted a mere 25 seconds.
Couple - Part - Years - Cracks - Start
Having met in 1995, the couple were together for the better part of 20 years, marrying in 1998 and remaining a seemingly solid coupling until cracks began to show at the start of 2017.
And after rumblings that 43-year-old pop star-turned-WAG Louise's stint on Strictly Come Dancing had led to issues at home, things seemed to go from bad to worse as the year progressed.
Mere - Days - Year - End - Marriage
Mere days before the year's end, their marriage has been declared over, with Louise filing for divorce earlier in the year, and 44-year-old Jamie's 'unreasonable behaviour' being cited as the reason for their split.
The couple were first introduced when Louise's band, Eternal, were on tour with Take That.
Robbie - Williams - Louise - Things - Time
Robbie Williams set them up, with Louise allegedly insisting that they take things slow at the time.
She was the better-known of the two, being one-fourth of the chart topping band [which also consisted of Easther and Vernie Bennett and Kéllé Bryan].
Jamie - Football - Liverpool - FC - Louise
Jamie played football for Liverpool FC, with Louise recalling in an early interview: 'He was a young, good-looking footballer. I wasn’t stupid and that’s most probably why I didn’t go out with him for so long.'
At the end of 1995, Louise left Eternal [whose success saw them sell 10 million records worldwide] so she could release a solo album. She was known artistically as just 'Louise'.
Time - Jamie - While - Vacation - Bermuda
During this time, she and Jamie became romantically involve and didn't mess around: while on vacation in Bermuda in 1998 Jamie proposed.
Within the week, they had gotten married on the beach - tying the knot on June 29....
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