His seemingly idyllic marriage to Louise Redknapp has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, following an onslaught of reports that the the couple have decided to go their separate ways.

But Jamie Redknapp, 44, appeared keen to focus on keeping his family on Saturday, as he enjoyed a game of football in Mallorca with his sons Beau, eight, and Charles, who is set to celebrate his 13th birthday on Thursday.

The former Liverpool FC player took over the reins of entertaining the youngsters from 42-year-old Louise, who jetted off to the sun-kissed Balearic island with them two weeks ago.

Sportsman-turned-TV-pundit Jamie showed that he’s managed to retain his enviably athletic physique as he peeled off his grey T-shirt and around around the field in just his shorts and trainers.

Showing the early stages of a Mediterranean tan, the doting dad later took his sons to the shops to grab some cooling ice pops, which they munched while heading back to their holiday accommodations.

Always a baller: The former Liverpool FC player displayed his sporting prowess as he hit the pitch for a game of football

Always a baller: The former Liverpool FC player displayed his sporting prowess as he hit the pitch for a game of football

Muscle man: The footballer-turned-TV-pundit went shirtless for the game, showing off his rippling muscles in the process

Muscle man: The footballer-turned-TV-pundit went shirtless for the game, showing off his rippling muscles in the process

Tekkers: Retired footballer Jamie dominated the game as he faced off against a stream of challengers during the kickabout

With the boys: Also included in the small sports-loving group was Tamara Ecclestone's husband Jay Rutland (second right)

Jet-setters: Jamie recently jetted out to Mallorca, taking the reins from his wife Louise, who flew over to the sun-kissed Balearic island with their sons two weeks ago

The outing appeared to be just the break the star needed, following weeks of chatter about the state of his and Louise’s marriage back home in the UK.

And while the couple have so far remained publicly mum on the matter, Strictly Come Dancing professional Karen Clifton recently claimed that Louise and Jamie have, indeed, split.

After weeks of speculation, sources claim the couple have ended their 19-year marriage after former Eternal singer Louise ‘grew in confidence and spread her wings’ while appearing on the BBC show late last year.

Speaking to The Sun, 35-year-old dancer Louise, who is married to Louise’s dance partner Kevin, said the star was ‘reinventing’ herself after the show after years of being a stay-at-home mother. 

Speaking to The Sun, the star claimed Louise’s new found lease for life, which has been deemed a mid-life crisis from a previous source, has caused their split.

She said: ‘On the show Louise grew in confidence and you could see her wings expanding. It was great because she’s been a stay-at-home mum and sometimes you can forget about yourself.

‘Now she’s giving herself a little bit more attention and she’s taking care of herself, which is lovely. She’s re-inventing herself. She’s a gorgeous woman and he’s a lovely man and I just feel really bad that they’ve separated.’

 

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