They drink it’s all over

Jamie on big Soho night out with the lads But Louise fights to say mar­riage not dead

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY SHARON FE­IN­STEIN AND JA­NINE YAQOOB Show­biz News Re­porter

Jamie, left, with Jay, Adam, right, and mates

One source said: “Louise is hav­ing a bit of a mid-life cri­sis. She wants to be a young hip woman, but Jamie is con­tent to watch telly and eat his meal on a TV tray, then off to bed.”

Re­veal­ing that Louise, 42, feared Jamie was “be­com­ing an older man too soon”, the pal added: “She’s given him a sort of ul­ti­ma­tum. She wants him to wake up and smell the cof­fee. Leav­ing him is her way of say­ing, ‘This is se­ri­ous’.”

Louise has moved out of the cou­ple’s man­sion in Oxshott, Sur­rey, and is liv­ing 15 min­utes away.

But Jamie, 44, was show­ing no sign of be­ing old be­fore his time as he par­tied with mates to mark the end of film­ing on Sky 1 show A League of Their Own. He was said to be “happy and relaxed” on a night out in Lon­don’s Soho. Joined by his Sky team-mate, comic Jack White­hall, 29, and other pals he knocked back drinks and danced the night away at trendy spot MNKY HSE. Club­bers said the for­mer Eng­land player looked in his el­e­ment jok­ing with mates in­clud­ing Comic Jack with pal Adam Brooks Tamara Ec­cle­stone’s part­ner Jay Rut­land and Es­sex busi­ness­man Adam Brooks. But ear­lier in the week he pulled out of a press day with White­hall and co-star James Cor­den to plug the show.

Wife Louise was pic­tured last week re­turn­ing to the UK for show­down talks – still wear­ing her wed­ding ring.

The pair have yet to com­ment on their trou­bled mar­riage.

But a friend said: “Louise told a few of us her and Jamie are still un­be­liev­ably close and in con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

“But she needs more out of him. They Louise with ring, and on pre­vi­ous hols with Jamie will end up com­ing back to­gether – that’s the con­sen­sus among their mates.

“They’re a strong fam­ily, bril­liant par­ents and they don’t want to lose that sol­i­dar­ity but Jamie re­ally has be­come dull and Louise wants to gee him up.”

Jamie and Louise have not been seen to­gether in months. This week Louise took their sons Charley, 12, and Beau, eight, on a trip to Mal­lorca with­out him.

Jamie’s mum San­dra is said by pals to have been dev­as­tated by her son’s split, telling friends it has been “a year of hell”.

She suf­fered dam­age to leg lig­a­ments af­ter be­ing run over by hus­band, Birm­ing­ham City man­ager Harry.


And ear­lier this month it was re­vealed Harry, 70, had had a cancer scare. A tu­mour re­moved from his blad­der was later found to be non-ma­lig­nant.

Prob­lems are said to have started for Jamie and Louise dur­ing last year’s Strictly Come Danc­ing. They spent a lot of time apart then she ap­peared on the live tour. Re­ports this week sug­gested Louise found her “mojo” again af­ter bond­ing with fel­low Strictly star Daisy Lowe, 28.

Lousie, a run­ner-up on Strictly, joins Will Young for a tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Cabaret in Septem­ber – mak­ing her stage de­but as Sally Bowles.




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