Louise Redknapp called her son Charley her “sunshine” in a sweet message to mark his 17th birthday on Tuesday.
The singer – who shares Charley with her ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, as well as Beau, 12 – branded her eldest her “absolute sunshine” as she celebrated their bond.
“To my big boy @charleyredknapp you are my absolute sunshine. I’m so proud of the man you’re becoming and I love how strong our bond is.
“I love you so much more than words can describe,” she wrote in a sweet post on Instagram.
“I hope you have the best day Happy 17th Birthday Love Mum Xxx”
Despite Louise and Jamie’s split, the two of them are incredibly focused on their children and they recently both took to Instagram to share their pride over their eldest son’s sporting achievements over the weekend.
Charley was seen playing rugby for Epsom College Rugby Football Club.
Louise wrote alongside a heart emoji: “So proud of my boy,”and Jamie wrote: “My guy.”
Earlier this year, the singer described her sons as her “saviours” during her divorce from their dad.
“I was going through a hard time and I think what I did learn is you do have to get broad shoulders in life sometimes,” she told The One Show.
“Surround yourself with good people, keep your chin up and just keep on going.
“My boys were an absolute saviour, and my mum.”
The former couple are focused on co-parenting and Jamie recently praised Louise for how she looks after their sons.
He told Hello! magazine : “I’m very fortunate I’ve got two great boys. When you co-parent, it’s something you have to do together and make sure you’re both pulling the right way.
“Louise does a great job with the boys. We do the best we can and try to be tough but fair.”
Jamie struggled with homeschooling during the lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, as he admitted it was “incredibly different” and it even made him question his role as a parent.
He added: “I found it incredibly difficult. It made me question myself as a parent, and I learned that my mum wasn’t very good!”
Jamie is set to become a dad again, as it was revealed he and his girlfriend Frida Andersson-Lourie are expecting their first child together.