As the Labour leadership race results were released, David Milliband’s wife may have been dismayed to hear that her brother in law, Ed, had prevailed.
But the disappointment seemingly didn’t last for long.
The former foreign secretary confirmed on Wednesday that he would not remain in the shadow cabinet as part of his brother's front-line team.
Appearing with her husband outside their home on Wednesday, Louise - a professional violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra - looked delighted that she will now be able to spend more quality time with their two sons Isaac and Jacob.
“I am absolutely confident it is the right decision for Ed, for the party and for me and the family,” said David of his retreat to the back benches.