Jesy Nelson is "ready to embark on a new chapter" as she parts ways with Little Mix

Jesy Nelson is "ready to embark on a new chapter" as she parts ways with Little Mix

Jesy Nelson has left Little Mix

After nine years with the British girl group following their formation on The X Factor, Jesy has made the decision to depart from Little Mix, in an announcement made on Instagram last night (15/12). 

Penning a message thanking her group and fans, the 29-year-old songstress described her time in Little Mix as “the most incredible time of her life”. Due to the “constant pressure of being in a girl group”, however, Jesy will be getting ready to “embark on a new chapter”, and “reinvest in taking care of [herself]”. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Following the post, Little Mix left a series of tweets supporting Jesy’s decision to prioritise her mental health. “This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy,” they wrote. 

“We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being.”

The news comes after the singer took an extended break from the pop group due to “private medical reasons”. The remaining members, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, and Jade Thirlwall, went on to perform at the MTV EMAs shortly in November last month, and the group bagged the awards for Best Pop and Best UK & Ireland act

 
 
 
 
 
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In November, Little Mix also released, Confetti, which came with an expanded edition last week featuring acoustic and remixed versions of their songs. One of the tracks, ‘Break Up Song’, was performed at BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend.

Check out how some fans have reacted to Jesy’s departure below: