Jesy Nelson And Chris Hughes Relationship Timeline: Inside The Little Mix Singer And Love Island Star's Romance
29 October 2019, 16:46 | Updated: 29 October 2019, 16:51
Jesy Nelson and Chris Hughes have been dating for six months, sending fans into overdrive when they were first spotted intimately kissing in a kebab shop.
Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, 28, and Love Island 2017 contestant Chris Hughes, 26, have been in a relationship since February 2019, after making things social media official during a romantic break to Dublin.
Ever since, they've been practically inseparable, with the reality star joining Jesy and bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall on their LM5 tour.
He also proved he is the ultimate boyfriend on her poignant BBC Three documentary, Odd One Out, where he touchingly spoke about the strength of his pop star girlfriend.
So, where did this celeb relationship begin and what have they said about their romance? Here’s everything you need to know about the loved-up duo...
First Date – January 2019
Jesy and Chris began dating two months after her split from ex Harry James in November 2018, moving on to the Love Island star in January with a first date at The Cauldron in East London.
The pair took part in a cocktail making class, making sure to avoid including each other in their Instagram Stories – but eagle-eyed fans were quick to put two and two together.
After their date they were papped touching tongues in a kebab shop.
Confirming Their Romance – March 2019
During a romantic break to Dublin, the couple finally included one another on their respective social media accounts.
As they waited for their flight they larked around on Instagram Stories, with Chris filming himself kissing his new girlfriend on the cheek and Jesy beaming at the camera.
And hours later when they went their separate ways after their mini-break, they were seen smooching in the airport car park.
Moving in together – July 2019
Chris revealed in July he and Jesy have moved in together, insisting their schedules don’t get in the way of their relationship.
He told The Mirror: “Our schedules aren’t too bad, we obviously live together now, which I think everyone knows. We fit around it. Nobody is ever too busy for love, that’s what they say.”
The Love Island star added: “Things are marvellous. Everything’s good. She’s a wonderful lady.”
Chris discusses plans to marry Jesy – September 2019
During an episode of MTV’s Geordie OGs, Chris appeared alongside Gaz Beadle for a game of golf where the dad of one quizzed him on his relationship with Jesy.
Chris told his pal: “She’s lovely Gaz. She’s just normal”, before revealing he wants to be married in the next two months.
And when asked on their plans to have kids the Love Island star told him: “I reckon in about a year and a half.”
Chris supports Jesy as she opens up about her mental health – September 2019
As Jesy began the promotion for her documentary on mental health, Odd One Out, Chris shared a heartfelt tribute gushing about how proud he is of his girlfriend.
Alongside a selfie on Instagram Stories of them cuddling in bed together, Chris wrote: “My favourite person with the best heart. Ever so proud. What a woman.”
The cute picture came after Jesy opened up about trying to take her own life when online bullying became relentless as trolls labelled her “ugly” and “repulsive”.
In a clip from her documentary the 28 year old said: “I just remember thinking, ‘I just need this to go away, I’m going to end this.'
"I remember going to the kitchen and just took as many tablets as I could. Then I laid in bed for ages and kept thinking, 'let it happen. Hurry up'".
Fortunately, her boyfriend at the time found her and called an ambulance who were able to help her, but viewers were shocked to learn the singer had been pushed so far by the online bullies.
Jesy calls Chris 'my future husband' - September 2019
After kicking off the LM5 tour, Jesy jetted back to the UK from her Madrid show to spend time with her boyfriend.
While the pair enjoyed a cosy night in, Jesy sparked wedding bell rumours as she shared a video of Chris dancing around on her Instagram story.
Captioning the video, she wrote: "my future husband", while laughing at Chris's moves.
Chris joins Little Mix on tour
We don't really blame Chris for this one, because given half a chance, we would leap at the opportunity to join the biggest girlband in the world on their tour!
What's more, when Jade wasn't feeling 100% during sound check, Chris took to the stage to fill in for the 'Woman Like Me' singer and we think he fit in with the other gals perfectly.
Whether they're living it up on tour, going on weekends away together or just watching movies together, Chris and Jesy, Chesy, have grown to become our favourite couple of 2019, and are going stronger than ever!
Chris says it was 'love at first sight'
The islander has revealed the details about his first encounter with his girlfriend and declared he's "very loved up".
Speaking on the red carpet at the Pride of Britain Awards, the reality TV star said Jesy has brought him more happiness than ever, telling MailOnline: “I’ve always been one for love and I’m very loved up. It’s the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m loving it, I love life.”
Dishing on their first date, he admitted: "I need 10 mins with you to try and describe how great that date was – the kebab shop date – we went for cocktails before and that’s where the spark started.
“I was about three minutes late for the date, so she was in the queue and I came up the stairs and she was there in my face. I thought ‘woah, oh jeez’ and I started getting a bit nervous.”
Jesy has Chris absolutely smitten and it's not hard to see why!