From her days as a member of the girl group Eternal to her successful solo career and her high-profile divorce from Jamie Redknapp, singer Louise Redknapp is no stranger to being in the public eye.However, the 48-year-old decided to take a 17-year break from her career when she became a parent to her two sons, Charlie, now 18, and Beau, 14.WATCH: A look back at Louise Redknapp and her ex-husband Jamie's love story Speaking with close friend Kate Thornton on the podcast White Wine Question Time, the mum-of-two opened up about her career as she quickly dismissed the idea of wanting to be "famous" again."Let's make one thing very clear, I wanted to go to work, not to be famous," she divulged. "Sometimes I read comments and it's like, 'Oh, she wants to be famous again', [but] I never wanted to be famous again."That was the last thing on my mind.
I wanted to work because it defines a huge part of who I am." She added: "I love what I do and also I needed that purpose and I needed to go and earn a living too."When her sons grew up, Louise took part in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2016, and became a runner-up alongside Kevin Clifton.
She previously hinted the stint led to the breakdown of her marriage to Jamie. Their 20-year marriage unravelled shortly after her appearance on the hit BBC show.
Louise has opened up about her careerOn deciding to do Strictly, Louise said: "I loved being a mum to the boys and being at home.Read more on hellomagazine.com
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