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Louise Redknapp has been spotted smiling and laughing as she dined with friends, as she embraces single life.

The 46 year old appeared in high spirits after she was left "knocked sideways" by the news her ex-husband Jamie Redknapp was expecting a child with his girlfriend Frida Anderson.

Louise smiled widely and laughed as she enjoyed an al fresco dinner date with friends at Pizza East's Portobello restaurant in Notting Hill.

She looked effortlessly gorgeous with her long blonde locks in a down, wavy hairstyle as she smiled and chatted with friends.

The Masked Dancer star, who recently stunned fans with her incredible physique, appeared to enjoy the evening as she beckoned for the waiter to take snaps of her and her friends.

It comes after a source told OK! she was embracing single life and putting herself first after her 48 year old ex Jamie's baby news.

An insider told us earlier this week: "Louise has realised that making herself a priority is the most important thing.

"She’s obviously a devoted mum to her boys but making time for herself has really boosted her confidence and mood.

"She’s been working out and getting body treatments. Not only is she feeling incredible in her body, it’s also done wonders for her mind."

Louise, who is said to now only speak to ex Jamie about their sons, was left stunned after she discovered her ex was having a child with his model girlfriend.

A source told OK! in May: "Louise was knocked sideways by the news. Jamie didn't tell her directly, she found out through family.

"She's happy for them both and says life goes on but at the same time, she's shocked by how quickly he's moved on and that he'll be a new dad again at nearly 50. A new baby is always a joy but she is concerned at how it will impact their family dynamic."

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Louise shares her sons Beau, 12, and 16 year old Charles with her ex Jamie.

The pair were married from 1998 until 2017, when their split was announced.

A year before, in 2016, Louise had taken part in Strictly Come Dancing and has since admitted she "regrets" doing the show as it ended in "heartbreak".

In her book, You've Got This, the former Eternal singer wrote of her divorce: "If I'd done the show four years earlier, this wouldn't have happened. I wouldn't have walked away from my marriage."

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