Jesy Nelson had a beautiful journey alongside Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Anne in Little Mix. They were put together nine years ago on The X Factor and it’s hard to believe that the girl band will no longer be a four-piece.
On her Instagram, Jesy opened up about how being in the band has affected her mental health and how hard it was for her to make the decision of leaving Little Mix. She thanked the fans, her fellow members, and everyone involved in the band’s success.
During these nine years, Jesy was the representation of strength and fierceness. Here are a few reasons why we’re so thankful for Miss Nelson and her time in Little Mix.
Jesy has undeniable talent. She takes everyone’s breath away with her powerful voice and endless energy on stage. From her dance moves to her high notes, Jesy always gave everything she had on stage and never failed to amaze the audience.
Jesy was always ready to stand up for Little Mix anytime the media had something to say about the way they behaved or dressed. She was always the first one to fight back and defend the girls. Who remembers the feud between Jesy and Piers Morgan right after “Strip” came out? She was unapologetic and inspiring to so many of her fans.
This also isn’t the first time Jesy has opened up about her struggles with mental health. Last year she announced and released her documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out where she openly talked about her hardships since The X Factor and throughout her career. It takes a lot of courage to open some old and some fresh wounds and show them so beautifully like she did in the documentary. We’re endlessly grateful for her strength while sharing her stories with us.
If Little Mix was being chaotic or laughing really hard, there’s no doubt that the person behind that energy was Jesy. It’s impossible to forget the iconic BRITs interview where she used the award as a microphone and expressed her endless love for the girls. This is just one example of how much fun can Jesy create. She has always been the funniest person in the room, hands down!
In nine years, Jesy and Little Mix racked up so many achievements and incredible memories that they also shared with fans — albums, tours, awards, records. Every single step in their career was celebrated alongside the fans. The beautiful bond between them is present today more than ever because, even though Mixers are heartbroken after the news, they are supporting Jesy 100% with beautiful messages on social media.
The truth is that we’re all grateful to exist at the same time as Jesy, and we’re honoured to have watched her become the woman she is today.
Among all the reasons she could possibly have for leaving, taking care of her mental health is the best and only one. We’re glad she’s taking time for herself and can’t wait to see what the future has on hold for the beautiful and talented Jesy Nelson.