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14 December 2020, 17:16 | Updated: 15 December 2020, 10:41
Jess Nelson has quit Little Mix, but Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall are ‘not ready for it to be over’. Here’s a look at the ‘Confetti’ singers’ statement.
Jesy Nelson has quit Little Mix ‘after an amazing 9 years’. However, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have confirmed in a statement that they will carry on as a trio as they are ‘not ready for it to be over’.
The shock announcement was shared on the ‘Sweet Melody’ singers’ official Instagram account on Monday evening.
It read: “After an amazing 9 years together Jesy has made the decision to leave Little Mix. This is an incredibly sad time for all of us but we are fully supportive of Jesy."
They continued: “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.
“We are still very much enjoying our Little Mix journey and the 3 of us are not ready for it to be over.
“We know that Jesy leaving the group is going to be really upsetting news for our fans.
“We love you guys so much and are so grateful for your loyalty and continued support of all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing so many of you on tour.”
Jesy announced she was taking an ‘extended break’ from the band in November, missing The Search final as well as The MTV EMAs and an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
Jesy went on to share a personal statement on her own Instagram account and thanked her fans for all of their love and support.
She explained being in the band has taken its toll on her mental health and wants to spend some time with her loved ones and "do things that make me happy."
We’re sending her, and the rest of the girls, so much love at this sad time.