Louise Redknapp breaks her silence on Eternal feud as she quits reunion tour
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Louise Redknapp has broken her silence on the Eternal feud as she quits reunion tour.
Back in the nineties, the singer performed in the girl group with hits such as ‘I Wanna Be the Only One’ and ‘Just a Step from Heaven’.
However, The Sunday Mirror reported that two of the band members, sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, ‘refused’ to play the shows due to the events’ ‘allegiance with the trans community’.
A source claimed: “Louise, Kéllé, Easther and Vernie had all signed up to perform a huge nationwide tour next year, culminating with a huge show at pop festival Mighty Hoopla, which is loved by the gay community.
“Then in June the girls received an email from Easther and Vernie who refused to play any gay festivals or Pride.
“They said they can’t support the LGBTQ community now it has an alliance with the trans community, a stance Vernie in particular has been public about on socials.”
And in clear support, Louise shared photos of the Progress Pride flag to her social media last night (24 September).
This rainbow flag features additional coloured stripes to include the trans community and marginalised people of colour in the LGBTQ+ community.
She wrote alongside: “Always and forever,” with a red love-heart emoji.
The source also added to The Sunday Mirror: “Louise and Kéllé were stunned and pulled out immediately - Louise's fan base is 98 percent gay men.
“She and Kéllé believe everyone is welcome to their shows. It’s a real shame for their fans who have been waiting such a long time for this moment.”
TYLA has contacted a rep for Eternal for comment.
Eternal formed back in 1992, but Louise left the group after their first album and went on to have a successful solo career.
Kéllé then left in 1998, leaving only the sisters until they disbanded the group in 2000.
They reunited as a trio without Louise in 2013 for ITV2’s The Big Reunion, but disbanded again in 2014.
Earlier last week, Louise celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the group’s first single ‘Stay’.
Sharing snaps and clips of the 90’s R&B group, she included in the Instagram caption: “Happy 30th Anniversary to my Eternal girls Kelle, Easther and Vernie and most importantly THANK YOU to each and every one of you that has been there with us from day 1 buying every record, coming to every show and being so supportive over the last 30 years.”