Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp have officially divorced [Getty]
The former England footballer and Strictly Come Dancing star have divorced after months of speculation about the breakdown of their 19 year marriage.
It took a court in London just 20 seconds to decide to dissolve the marriage on Friday (29 December 2017).
The celebrity couple were granted the quickie divorce by Judge Ian Mulkis who issued a divorce decree at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London.
The couple were issued a decree nisi [Daily Star]
Neither parties were present for the the hearing, after confirming they had split in October.
Mr Redknapp, 44, a former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder who now works as a television pundit, and Mrs Redknapp, 43, married in 1998 on a luxury 130ft yacht called Lady Tamara in Bermuda.
They were granted a decree nisi which allows a marriage to formally end when judges grant ‘decree absolute’.
Jamie Redknapp cries during Celebrity Gogglebox [Channel 4]
Jamie Redknapp and Louise Redknapp in 2015 [Getty]
With the issue of decree nisi the Court accepts that the marriage is no longer viable; a decree absolute confirms this decision six weeks later.
It’s believed the couple reached amicable terms on custody of sons Charley, 13, and Beau, nine.
The judge granted divorce decrees for the Redknapps and two other couples at a public hearing which lasted 20 seconds.
Louise Redknapp and her mum Lynn at [Getty]
The pop star and her husband hit “hard times” earlier this year following her stint on the BBC show and confirmed they were living apart in November.
Louise is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and “rediscovered” her confidence on Strictly, and insisted it pulled her out of her “comfort zone” as a “Stepford Wife”.
She desperately wanted to reboot her career and “go back on stage in front of an audience.”