Frida Andersson: who is wife of Jamie Redknapp, when was their wedding, and do they have children?
Frida was previously married to American hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie
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Four years after splitting from wife Louise Redknapp, former professional footballer and sport pundit Jamie Redknapp tied the knot with girlfriend Frida Andersson in a small, intimate wedding earlier this year.
The couple have now welcomed their first son into the world.
Who is Frida Andersson?
Andersson was born and raised in Sweden, and has been based in the UK where she kick started her modelling career.
She has previously been connected with modelling agencies like MIKAs Stockholm and Mrs Robinson Management, and is currently signed to Next Management, according to its website.
Her online presence is fairly private, with her Instagram account mostly dedicated to her children, with a handful of posts showing the behind the scenes of her modelling work.
Previously she was married to American hedge fund manager and business tycoon Jonathan Lourie. In 2013, Lourie appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List.
How long have they been together?
Redknapp and Andersson have been together for around two years, having met in 2019 through mutual friends.
According to reports, the two spent all their time in lockdown together, with their relationship going from “strength to strength”.
Speaking to The Sun, a source claimed: “They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength.”
Redknapp’s father, Harry, said that his son’s ex-wife would always be part of the family, during an interview with talkRADIO.
He said: “We did meet Frida and she is lovely, very nice, but I don’t want to talk about Jamie’s new relationship.
“The last thing I want to do is upset Lou.”
He added: “It’s upsetting that Jamie and Lou aren’t together. It was a complete shock. She is the mother of our grandkids and she’s still part of the family.”
When did they get married?
Redknapp and Andersson got married on Monday 18 October at an intimate ceremony at the Chelsea Registry office in West London.
According to reports, they exchanged vows in front of their closest family members, including Redknapp’s father Harry, mother Sandra and brother Mark.
Pictures captured of the newlyweds showed Redknapp in a dark blue suit, and Andersson in a white wedding dress.
Andersson also changed her name on Instagram to “frida_redknapp”, taking her new husband’s last name on her handle.
Do they have any children?
Redknapp and Andersson have one son together, named Raphael Anders Redknapp. The couple took to Instagram to announce the news of his birth.
Redknapp wrote: “Meet Raphael Anders Redknapp, we’re so in love, mum is doing well too.
“We can’t thank the amazing doctors and nurses at teh Chelsea and Westminster enough.
“So excited for him to meet my boys.”
Andersson also posted on Instagram, writing: “Our viking has arrived.
“Feeling beyond blessed to have welcomed this precious little boy, Raphael Anders Redknapp, to our family.
“A big thank you to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Chelsea Westminister Hospital.”
Andersson also updated her Instagram profile from “Mamma to 4 precious kiddies” to “Mamma to 5 precious kiddies”.
Andersson had confirmed the news of her pregnancy earlier this year on Instagram after one of her followers left a comment congratulating the model on her pregnancy, to which she responded with love hearts and praying hand emojis.
While Raphael is their first child as a couple, the two share six children altogether from their respective prior marriages.
Andersson is the mother of four children with her ex-husband Jonathan Lourie.
Previously, Redknapp was married to singer Louise Nurding, who took his last name. They were married on 29 June 1998.
On 27 July 2004, she gave birth to their first child, a boy who they named Charles William “Charley” Redknapp. On 10 November 2008, she gave birth to their second son, Beau Henry Redknapp.
After 19 years of marriage, the two were granted a divorce on 29 December 2017.
Has Louise Redknapp responded to their marriage?
Avsource reportedly told OK! that Louise Redknapp was left with “mixed emotions” following the wedding.
They said: “Louise was quite shocked, she only found out very recently. They kept it very under wraps, nobody even knew they were engaged.
“It’s very mixed emotions for her, it’s difficult because she’s spoken quite openly about her regret. She’s blamed Strictly quite a lot but, unfortunately, you can’t turn the clock back.”
The source said that Redknapp wanted his sons involved in the wedding and that she “only knew because the boys were there”.
They added: “[Louise] didn’t have a lot of time to prepare because Jamie just wanted to be married before the baby was born. He was desperate for them to be man and wife before.”
According to a source speaking to OK, Louise “would like to find someone”.
They said: “Louise would like to find someone, but it hasn’t been that easy. She’s got to learn to love herself before loving someone else again.
“Her confidence has been knocked. Even though she and Jamie have been parted for a few years now, she spent the majority of her life with him and the two kids, so it is a big change.
“You always find someone when you’re least expecting it, and that’s where she’s at. If it happens it happens.”
In a recent interview with Fabulous magazine, Louise admitted that her sons are keen for her to meet someone.
She said: “They always say: “when are you going to [date]?” Dating just takes time.
“I do eight shows in five days [performing in 9 to 5: The Musical] and on my days off, going out and having a social life is not my priority.
“It sounds basic, but I’ve got two things that are really important to me right now - my kids, because I want to be a solid part of their life, and my work.
“Right now, that’s enough for me, I’m not saying forever. I’m learning to just be OK with myself. I’m not loving myself, but I’ve been OK. I’m getting there.”
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