Louise Redknapp is dating a hunky new businessman and former public schoolboy who is nine years her junior.
Singer Louise, 48, has been seeing Andrew Michael, or Drew Michael, who is aged 39.
The hunky chap is the Chief Executive Officer at Overwatch Group, also known as Overwatch Aerospace Ltd.
He is a former military officer having worked as a Platoon Commander and a Fire Support Group Commander for the forces.
In 2010 he was given a Mention in Despatches for his work with The Rifles as part of the Operational Honours and Awards List, with a total of 130 members of the Armed Forces receiving honours and awards.
Love life: Louise Redknapp, 48, is dating a hunky new businessman and former public schoolboy who is nine years her junior
New man: Singer Louise, 48, has been seeing Andrew Michael, or Drew Michael who is the age of 39
He now works in the aerospace and defence industry, where he supplies strategic war equipment to the Royal Marines and the British Army – a far cry from Louise’s high-profile circle of celebrity friends.
Andrew was a student at the University of Nottingham between 2002 and 2005 and he went to Pangbourne College in Reading, Berkshire.
He has one sister named Maxine, a brother named Alexander and a stepsister called Dominique.
Louise made her first public appearance with her new boyfriend Drew in London on Monday.
The pop star, single following her 2017 divorce from ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp, was joined by Drew as they left The Groucho Club.
Dressed in a black bomber jacket, leather boots and matching skirt, Louise was making her first appearance with a new man since ending her marriage as she helped close friend, comedian Jimmy Carr, celebrate his 51st birthday at the Soho venue.
The singer recently admitted she was ‘open’ to meeting someone, but insisted dating wasn’t her number one priority.
She told The Sun: ‘I’m just open to what may happen, I’m not actively out there looking, it’s not my number-one goal in life.
Stepping out: Louise made her first public appearance with her new boyfriend Drew in London on Monday
Couple: The pop star, single following her 2017 divorce from ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp, was joined by Drew as they left The Groucho Club
‘But, if it goes that way and I met somebody who swept me off my feet and was amazing and kind and great, then I’d be so open to exploring that, but no, I’m not downloading apps, well, not at the minute.’
Louise said she wouldn’t date someone just for the ‘sake of it’ and insisted she would be open about her love life if she did meet the right person.
She added: ‘If I did meet that great person, I would never hide it, if they are right, they are right, and I would be the first to embrace it and share it.’
Louise and former footballer Jamie split in 2017 after 19 years of marriage. The couple share sons Charley, 18, and Beau, 14.
Sports pundit Jamie went on to marry model Frida Andersson, 38, in October 2021 and the pair welcomed their first child, son Raphael, together the following month.
Frida and Jamie share seven children between them, with the model also mother to four children with her ex-husband, American hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie.
Last summer, Louise told how her ex’s new marriage impacted their two sons as she told how she had ‘held off’ dating.
Speaking to HELLO!, Louise confessed their split and Jamie’s new marriage have had a lasting impact on their sons.
Moving on: Dressed in a black bomber jacket, leather boots and matching skirt, Louise was making her first appearance with a new man since ending her marriag
‘I’ve felt this as a mum and, to say this in the most sort of respectful way, my boys’ lives changed dramatically and then it changed again when obviously Jamie got married and had a family,’ she said.
Explaining why she hasn’t dated recently, Louise pointed out: ‘Their life changed and I felt like I needed to be their one staple.’
Louise rose to fame as a member of girl band Eternal after they released their debut album Always & Forever in 1994.
She went on to pursue a solo career during which she sold five million records in the UK and 15 million worldwide.
Old times: The former Eternal band member was married to former footballer Jamie Redknapp for 19 years before they divorced in 2017
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