Louise Redknapp has shut down reports of a new romance after it was claimed she had ‘grown close’ to an entrepreneur.
Representatives for the former Eternal star, 46, have vehemently denied there is any truth to claims that she’s been seeing businessman Tom Van Wesseldine, 30.
While Louise herself , who divorced husband Jamie Redknapp in 2018, also hit back at the claims on Instagram on Saturday, stating that they were simply ‘friends’.
Setting the record straight: Louise Redknapp has shut down reports of a new romance after it was claimed she had ‘grown close’ to an entrepreneur
It was claimed that the singer had grown close to Tom and had left flirty messages on his social media, while they had also gone into business together and had set up a music company.
According to The Sun, the beauty is said to have met Tom through mutual pals two years ago and have enjoyed several group nights out since.
The publication also reports that Louise assisted Tom in a charity school meals project back in October, while for his 30th birthday, she also gifted him a Chelsea shirt signed by Frank Lampard – the cousin of her ex Jamie.
However, when contacted for comment, a representative for Louise told MailOnline: ‘This is total rubbish.
No romance: Representatives for the former Eternal star, 46, have vehemently denied there is any truth to claims that she’s been seeing businessman Tom Van Wesseldine, 30 (pictured in 2020)
‘Tom has a long term girlfriend and Louise is friends with both Tom and his girlfriend.
‘Louise and Tom are also business partners. A heart posted on an Instagram page is not a flirty message.’
While Louise added on Instagram: ‘Tommy and his girlfriend Emily are both very dear friends of mine and have been great friends over the last couple of years along with their dog diddy.’
Just friends: While Louise herself , who divorced husband Jamie Redknapp in 2018, also hit back at the claims on Instagram on Saturday, stating that they were simply ‘friends’ (pictured in 2020)
It comes after the Heavy Love hitmaker recently revealed her dating app woes as she tries to find love again, three years after her split from ex-husband Jamie.
Louise explained in an extract from her upcoming book that after speaking to one man she was ghosted, still not receiving a reply after five entire months.
It comes after Louise recently admitted she ‘ran’ from her 21 year marriage to Jamie and had thoughts of ending her life amid the divorce.
Revelations: The singer recently admitted she ‘ran’ from her 21 year marriage to Jamie and had thoughts of ending her life amid the divorce (pictured together in 2016)
And while saying that the ‘new world of dating is difficult to navigate’, the star did add that her teenage son Charley, 16, has been giving her some advice.
Reflecting on her dating woes, Louise explained how she’d been talking to one man for a while but after telling him she was going on a bike ride, the messages stopped.
According to The Sun, Louise wrote: ‘It’s been five months and no reply. I’m just sitting here wondering what was it that I said? Are bike rides that unattractive?
‘Basically, this is a way to say the new world of dating is so opaque and difficult to navigate.’
However she did admit that dating after her divorce means she’s able to learn what she ‘needs and deserves’ from her next partner.
Drama: Looking for love: Louise recently revealed her dating app woes as she tries to find a new beau, three years after her split from ex-husband Jamie
And luckily for Louise, she’s had help from her sons in the dating world with Charley, 16, warning her off taking conversations with potential beaus onto Snapchat.
Explaining how she once told the teenager a man she was talking with wanted to swap onto the app, Charley ‘immediately was like ‘Mum, no’, as apparently dates ‘just want to share explicit photos’.
Louise also admitted that whoever she does end up having a relationship with will have to be able to deal with the ‘circus’ and all the attention she gets being famous.
Meanwhile, the star has said she was snubbed by many of her celebrity pals after her split from ex husband Jamie – praising Jimmy Carr for standing by her.
Coming soon: In the extract from her new book You’ve Got This, Louise also revealed that her teenage son Charley, 16, has been giving her some advice
She explained that the comedian, 48, and his long-term partner Karoline Copping were the ‘only’ couple who still invited her to events, saying it ‘meant the world’ when she ‘felt lost and alone’.
In extracts from her new memoir You’ve Got This, Louise also appeared to take a swipe at Jamie as she reflected on her struggles with ‘mum guilt’.
She said many pals would exclude her from occasions she used to attend with Jamie, and credited her close friend Jimmy and his partner Karoline as being ‘the only’ couple who still invite her and her ex-husband to things.
Helping mum out: Louise said Charley, 16, warned her off taking conversations with potential beaus onto Snapchat (pictured together alongside the performer’s younger son Beau, 12)
Louise said the couple made it very clear that both she and Jamie would always be invited to any gatherings they hosted.
She wrote: ‘I don’t think Jimmy will ever know what that meant to me — but in those moments where I felt lost and alone, it meant the world.’
Reflecting on the difficulty of losing female friends who she used to be close too, Louise explained that it was ‘hard’ as they had shared ‘countless memories’.
She said: ‘While they still enjoy their couples’ nights out — birthday parties, Christmas dos, drinks and the like, I’m only invited for coffee.’
Louise also confessed she struggled with watching Jamie attend the wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in 2018, knowing she’d have attended with the sportsman if they were still married.
Close: Louise revealed she was snubbed by many of her celebrity pals who sided with Jamie following their split, and praised Jimmy Carr (pictured) for standing by her
Elsewhere in book You’ve Got This, Louise appeared to make a dig at Jamie over caring for their sons during their 19-year marriage.
The singer, who has sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12, with the former footballer, said she ‘didn’t remember’ her ex asking if the family would ‘be alright’ when he travelled abroad, while she spent years juggling her career with motherhood.
She said: ‘When it comes to careers versus family, it is natural for women to feel guilty. I don’t ever remember Jamie packing his bags to go to Vegas for five days and asking if we would be alright.’
Louise also admitted that she felt other mothers were judging her for deciding to split from Jamie, and used to ‘feel really uncomfortable’ being eyed by other parents at the school gates.
‘I felt like all the ”clipboard mums” were looking at me and judging me for my choices,’ the star added.
Dig: The singer also appeared to take a swipe at her ex-husband Jamie as she reflected on her struggles with ‘mum guilt’ in her new book You’ve Got This (pictured together in 2016)