The divorce of former Eternal singer Louise Reknapp (nee Nurding) and her footballer husband Jamie Redknapp has gone through a London court today and will be finalised in six weeks.

The grounds for the divorce in the paper work were that the marriage had been irretrievably broken because of Mr Redknapp's "unreasonable behaviour".

Mr Redknapp did not state any defence to this claim.

The Judge at London's Central Family Court held that Mr Redknapp had behaved in such a way that Mrs Redknapp could not "reasonably be expected" to live with him and he concluded that the marriage had "broken down irretrievably".

Neither of the couple were present in court today. The pair have six weeks to apply for their final decree of divorce absolute in court. 

The pair had been married nearly 20 years and have two sons Charley, 13 and Beau who is ine.

The singer, born Louise Nurding, found fame in the 90s with soul group Eternal before launching a solo career, selling more than four million records in the UK alone.

Her TV credits include UKTV Style's The Clothes Show, Five's reality show The Farmer Wants A Wife and the BBC's Something For The Weekend.

Last year she performed in Strictly Come Dancing and more recently has been in a stage show Cabaret, describing the part as "one of the scariest things I've done".

Jamie Redknapp was formerly a footballer who was capped for England 17 times and played for clubs Bournemouth, Southampton, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur. He now works as a football pundit with Sky Sports.