Louise Redknapp says all her celebrity pals dumped her for Jamie after they split

LOUISE Redknapp says she was snubbed by her celebrity pals in the wake of her split from ex-husband Jamie.

But she praises funnyman Jimmy Carr for being the only star to stick by her.

The singer, 46, was gutted seeing footie pundit Jamie invited to weddings she would have been at, including Princess Eugenie’s marriage to Jack Brooksbank.

And she says: “Recently, a friend came round who I hadn’t seen for a while. I got quite upset and I told her I missed my girlfriends who I’d got to know when I was with Jamie.

“It’s hard, because these women were my friends. We went on holiday together, went out for dinner together, and shared countless special memories.

“While they still enjoy their couples’ nights out — birthday parties, Christmas dos, drinks and the like, I’m only invited for coffee.

“All of a sudden, I’m the single friend who doesn’t get invited to the couples’ parties.

“When a couple goes through a break-up, it can become an awkward game of picking sides.”

In new book You’ve Got This, Louise hails the loyalty of comic Jimmy, 48, who lives with his long-term partner Karoline Copping.

She said: “Out of all the friends Jamie and I shared, the only people who have made a point of still inviting me to their events are Jimmy Carr and his wife.

“They have tried to be diplomatic and made it clear that both Jamie and I would always be invited to their parties. Whether we wanted to go or felt comfortable going was entirely down to us — the invitation was there.

“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.”

She adds: “When you see weddings and big parties online, it can be pretty hard to swallow.

“I feel that everyone took their side, and in some cases this meant cutting me off completely.

“But in a way, maybe it’s for the best. If they are the kind of people that don’t want to be my friend or keep in touch, that’s fine. It just shows they weren’t true friends.”

The Eternal singer married former England ace Jamie, 47, in 1998 but they divorced 20 years later.

They have two sons, Beau, 12, and 16-year-old Charles.

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