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Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has revealed that she attempted suicide in 2013 after constant trolling about her appearance.

The X-Factor winner explained how the pressure and consistent negative comments caught up with her one night in 2013 and she took "as many tablets as I could" to escape it.

Her then-boyfriend realised what Jesy had tried to do and immediately called an ambulance, where Jesy was taken to hospital for treatment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her new BBC documentary, Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, she said; "I was sat in bed crying, thinking, 'This is never going to go, I'm going to feel sad for the rest of my life, so what is the point in being here?'

"The only way I can describe the pain is like constantly being heartbroken. I remember going to the kitchen and I just took as many tablets as I could. Then my ex, who was with me at the time, he woke up and was like, 'why are you crying?' I kept saying, 'I just want to die'."

Jesy deleted Twitter since the incident, which she found was a huge breeding ground for ruthlessly vile comments. The 28-year-old has faced criticism for everything you can possibly think of.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jesy told her family and close friends, as well as the rest of Little Mix, what had happened after her suicide attempt six years ago.

In the BBC documentary, which will be available on the iPlayer and will air on BBC One from 12 September, she recalled how the bullying began almost straight away after the X Factor experience;

"I had about 101 Facebook messages in my inbox, and the first one that came up was from some random man, saying: 'You are the ugliest thing I've seen in my life, you do not deserve to be in this girl band. You deserve to die'."

Jesy adds: "The whole world had an opinion on me and they weren't good ones. From the minute those comments started it became one of the worst times of my life."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I wasn't known as one of the singers from Little Mix. I was always known as 'the fat, ugly one'. It literally consumed every part of me."

The star found fame on X Factor in 2011 when she was paired with Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock to form a girl group.

Jesy is hoping that her new documentary will shed light on the impact of social media trolls and mental health.  If this story has affected you, please call Samaritans on their hotline: (01) 671 0071

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Former Love Island star Chris Hughes has slammed the 'sickening abuse' experienced by girlfriend Jesy Nelson after she was called 'the ugly one' out of Little Mix.

The 26-year-old jumped to his girlfriend's defence after a cruel troll wrote a horrible comment on his latest photo with 28-year-old Jesy.

The couple are shown cuddling in bed with snacks resting on Chris' chest, and Chris captioned the post;

 “So today we went to the cinema, but didn’t watch a film, we just bought chocolate and sweets instead,” adding pig emojis for good measure. Jesy wrote back; "My piglet" with a heart emoji. ADORBS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The girlband member later posted the same cute image to her Instagram feed, captioning it: “Just a couple of curly-haired posers on a Sunday evening.”

One person wrote a cruel comment about Jesy's appearance saying: “I would rather pay cinemas prices than be led next to that sooooooo much makeup but she was always the ugly one.” 

Chris has been vocal about a number of issues that are close to his heart, including animal cruelty, and made sure to stand up for his girlfriend by naming and shaming the troll;

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Reacting to the message, Chris shared a screenshot of the comment to his Instagram Story and wrote: “What a c***.”

Chris added in another post: “Find it so strange that grown women enjoy insulting young girls they don’t even know…. honestly.

“Some of the people that follow me and give my girlfriend abuse is actually sickening. Your lives must be so miserable, that you can only feel for them.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jesy recently got candid about being branded "the fat one from Little Mix" and the impact which it had on her mental health in a moving Instagram post;

“6 months ago this girl was someone I just wanted to forget. I wanted to erase her from my mind and everyone else’s memory. I didn’t see her as Jesy I saw her as 'the fat one from Little Mix.'

“Up until now I hated her not because she’d ever done anything bad but because I was made to hate her by endless amounts of trolling. Since filming my documentary for @bbcone and @bbcthree I’ve learned so much more than I ever expected to. Thanks to all the inspirational people I’ve met on this emotional journey, I now love the girl in this photo.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jesy added: “I’ve made this documentary for 2011 Jesy and for anyone who might be feeling like she did. I refused to speak about how I was feeling for so long. I was embarrassed and scared to. But I was so wrong to feel that way. "

The BBC One documentary references body image and mental health. Chris and Jesy began dating in January after the singer broke up with Harry James. 

The couple have sinced moved in together last month, with Chris telling The Mirror; "Oour schedules aren’t too bad. We obviously live together now, which I think everyone knows. But we fit around it."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I also want to get married. That’s something I’m looking forward to doing one day.” Gushing about Nelson, Chris recently revealed that  his favourite thing to do was “explore new places” with her.

"I’m happiest when I’m travelling around, exploring new places, with my other half not having a clue where we’re going,” he said.

“Being lost in a foreign country with my girlfriend makes me feel free and is when I’m at my happiest.” What a great couple, we simply have to stan.

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Little Mix have announced not one but TWO of their support acts for the highly-anticipated UK and Ireland tour; Mae Muller and New Rules.

The Bounce Back girlband will take to the stage at Dublin's 3Arena on October 8, 10 and 11 for three big shows, and we cannot WAIT for the female empowerment that's about to go off.

Mae Muller & New Rules will take to the stage before Little Mix in what promises to be an epic show. New Rules confirmed the news to their Instagram followers today.

Writing on their social media accounts, New Rules wrote; "Can’t really believe this but we’re gonna be joining Little Mix on tour in the UK and Ireland. So excited to be a part of this!"

Mae Muller also wrote on Twitter; "YOUR GIRL IS SUPPORTING LITTLE MIX ON THEIR UK TOUR! What is life?

"So excited and I am so grateful and I can’t wait to see you! 32 shows!" she told her fans. The talented rising singer is one of 2019's artists to watch since releasing her brand new single; Anti-Climax.

New Rules includes an Irish member, Ryan Meaney, who will representing the tricolour at the 3Arena when the band perform their biggest single Mountains.

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Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has emotionally opened up about her body positivity journey to her Instagram followers, describing how she saw herself as the 'fat one from Little Mix'.

The musician won The X Factor in 2011 with the girl group, and has recently filmed a new documentary exploring body image and mental health for BBC One and BBC Three.

The 28-year-old explained to her 5.4 million followers on social media that she wanted to 'erase' her former self 'from my mind and everyone else's memory' until only six months ago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The caption reads; "Six months ago this girl was someone I just wanted to forget. I wanted to erase her from my mind and everyone else’s memory. I didn’t see her as Jesy I saw her as “the fat one from Little Mix”.

"Up until now I hated her not because she’d ever done anything bad but because I was made to hate her by endless amounts of trolling. Since filming my documentary for @bbcone and @bbcthree I’ve learned so much more than I ever expected to," the singer continued.

"Thanks to all the inspirational people I’ve met on this emotional journey, I now love the girl in this photo. I’ve made this documentary for 2011 Jesy and for anyone who might be feeling like she did. I refused to speak about how I was feeling for so long."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Little Mix star, who is loved up with her reality tv star boyfriend Chris Hughes, encouraged her followers to open up about their body image struggles and get mental health assistance if needed;

"I was embarrassed and scared to. But I was so wrong to feel that way. Please if you are feeling how I did, SPEAK ABOUT IT. Talk to your family, speak to your friends, there’s always help out there," she added.

"If you’d have told that girl one day you won’t feel sad anymore, I’d never have believed you….and here I am. Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t see Jesy the fat one, I see Jesy the happy one."

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In some heartbreaking news of the day, Jade Thirlwall has allegedly broken up with her boyfriend of four years Jed Elliott.

The Little Mix star ended things with boyfriend and The Struts bassist Jed Elliott after spending too much time apart due to work commitments.

A source close to the 26-year-old singer told MailOnline: "Jade and Jed have decided to end the relationship."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They added; "There is honestly no big drama, it has just sadly run its course. They spent so much time apart as Jed is on tour constantly in the USA with his band The Struts.

"And obviously Jade is super busy with Little Mix promo – and about to start a massive LM5 Tour. The split is amicable and they remain mates."

Jade has been open online about how the long-distance couple spend extensive stretches of time apart. Remember their airport reunion?

Back in December, Jade met Jed at the airport after 103 days apart with an adorable 'Welcome Home' sign.

In the clip, the singer runs over to him and throws her arms around the 28-year-old musician as they shared a kiss in the arrivals area.

Referencing the iconic airport scene in Love Actually, Jade captioned the video: "103 days later. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.”

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Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to call out comedian Jack Whitehall and girl band Little Mix for 'fat-shaming' him at the Brit Awards. 

Jack Whitehall was hosting the awards, during which he made his way around the room toi chat to each table of guests.

When he made it to Little Mix's table where band members Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall were sitting, he cracked a joke about Piers Morgan, who has previously criticised the girls. 

'Piers Morgan. He didn't like that picture where you stripped off naked which is weird because four chins and voluptuous breasts – it must have been like looking in the mirror,' Jack joked to the girls, who laughed nervously in response.  

'Turning to Jesy he continued: 'What would you say to that dusty wasteman?'

The singer exclaims 'Jack!' in response to his words. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Piers soon took to Twitter following the exchange to express his disgust at being fat shamed by the comedian, however his destain was directed more squarely at the girl band.  

'Shocked & disappointed to see @LittleMix LAUGH as @jackwhitehall fat-shames me on national television.'

'It’s just this kind of public negative body image mockery that the same @LittleMix campaigned against & of which I am now a victim,' he tweeted. 

'Shame on you, ladies! #BRITS.'

He then directed his tweets to Jack Whitehall, saying: 'And as for chins, at least I’ve got some, you chinless little weed.'

Jack has since liked Piers' tweet. 

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They are known for their insanely catchy songs, risque stage outfits and iron-clad friendship.

And now Little Mix wanna take their music in a new direction – thanks to the #MeToo movement.

Band member Jade Thirlwall has revealed that the girls are planning on writing more political songs as a result of their frustration at the treatment of women.

In Jade's particular case, she is talking about her mam. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jade, who performs in the band alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards, told The Guardian that she wants to be more vocal about her political opinions.

Jade spoke about how  #MeToo gave her confidence in her voice as a woman.

She said, ''I remember years ago I did a political tweet and got absolutely annihilated by mostly male MPs who were furious that a pop star had an opinion.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued, “Now I feel more confident to write about things. With Woman’s World, I remember getting in the studio and the whole #MeToo thing was happening and I was really angry.''

She added, “I started talking about my mum and how she was always seen as less equal even though she worked just as hard as the men around her. I thought it was about time we did a female empowerment song that was very specifically about what was going on in the world.”

We love Little Mix's fierce attitude and killer lyrics so we can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves for their future hits. 

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Jesy Nelson is already getting into the New Year, new you spirit.

Chopping off her locks and going for a dark colour, the style looks absolutely stunning on the singer.

The Little Mix member had recently coloured her hair bright orange with touches of blonde.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, it seems as if shorter hair is making a comeback in celebrity land, as the new do is above shoulder length.

The cut frames her face and the new dark hair colour compliments her skin and complexion – so she is SLAYING.

In a clip uploaded to Instagram, Jesy gave fans a quick look at her new style.

She captioned the video: "When you're feeling your new haircut." 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans loved her new look and were quick to comment about how much they adored it.

"YAS QUEEN SLAY," commented one, as another was thinking of doing the same: "I think my locks are going." 

We love the new hair and we won't be surprised if people do decide to copy her and get the same cut.

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Calling all Little Mix fans!

The X-Factor graduates have added a third date in Dublin's 3Arena as part of their LM5 tour.

Little Mix have already sold out two dates at the 3Arena on Thursday October 10 and Friday 11 2019 – so if you missed out, now is your chance. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They will now kick off their performance in Dublin on the 8th of October instead.

Their run of live shows ends in Leeds on 19th November.

The tour also includes three dates at London’s O2 Arena, as well as Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester shows. 

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 30 at 9am via Ticketmaster – ideal for Christmas shopping. 

Ticket prices start at €37.50.

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The Little Mix gals are loved up, that's for sure.

And now two of the member have revealed that they wanna get hitched to their boyfs.

Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have opened up about their relationships and they deffo are thinking bout the future. 

Perrie, who is dating footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has said that "definitely marriage" is what she wants. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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The 25-year-old has been dating Alex for almost two years.

She said, "I hear a violinist and I'm like, 'That's going in my wedding!' I love strings, the whole idea of marriage…the day and the dress. I'm a hopeless romantic but, at the same time, I'm career-driven first."

She continued, "I know marriage is lovely and cute, but I'd rather just be with Alex for the rest of my life if I had to pick."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So last night I felt like a rockstar.. #LM5albumlaunch

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Meanwhile, her fellow band mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock also admitted that she wants to wed her bf, Watford FC footballer Andre Gray.  

The 27-year-old, who has been dating Andre for more than two years, said,  "Do you know what I'm excited for? Our names. To say Andre and Leigh-Anne Gray in letters."

She continued, "Obviously we want to get married. Like I'm more excited to get married than have kids. I've planned every detail of my wedding…the big day. I've been planning it a long time."

They deffo seem to have their minds made up – good luck to their lads. 

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As women, we would love to believe that we live in an equal world with our male counterparts.

However, we know the reality of that is far from our hopes and we often encounter inequalities in all areas of our day to day activities.

Little Mix are all too familiar with this as women in the music industry and they're determined to stand up against it – Yass, gals. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a recent interview, the band, who are comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, claimed that when women want to take control of their careers, they are given different treatment to men.

"It’s double standards when you’re young women. When we started out it was almost like, ‘This is your lane, stay in your lane. You’re the faces and the name’. We’re not. We’re the brand," Perrie told The Sun.

“We’re businesswomen. It’s our baby. So everything we do creatively comes from us. It is frustrating that if a group of guys were to say, ‘We’re not going to do that song, we’re going to release this song’, it’s like, ‘Maybe we should listen’.

"Whereas when we do it, it’s like, ‘Oh they’re at it again, they’re whining…But we’re not. We’re perfectionists. We take everything we do so seriously. It’s important to us,” she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The group clearly know their market as they've dominated the charts with their smash hits since their X-factor fame in 2011. 

Little Mix have just released their fifth studio album, LM5, but the new music is no longer under the management of Simon Cowell.

Earlier this month, Simon announced the band's split from his record label.

The music mogul insisted that the end of their working relationship came with no bad blood, saying: "They are the hardest working bunch of girls I’ve ever worked with. They deserve everything they’ve got”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Little Mix commented on their new music saying it was the album they've "always wanted to make."

We can't wait to play them on repeat, and fair play to the women, may they continue their battle with of getting the recognition and treatment they deserve – regardless of their gender.

Every voice in the fight for equality is vital and we still have a long way to go before we are treated on the same par with men professionally. 

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Little Mix fans are rushing to support Jade Thirlwall after the 25-year-old singer broke down during a Little Mix performance.

The girlband played a gig with Apple Music last night to celebrate the incoming release of their fifth album LM5 on 16 November.

Jade's bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock rallied around Thirlwall as she became emotional during her solo in 'Only You'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PROTECT HER AT ALL COSTS.

While performing her part of the song, Jade was overcome with emotion and needed the help of the audience to continue:

"Once upon a time we had it all; Somewhere down the line we went and lost it; One brick at a time we watched it fall; I’m broken here tonight and darling, no one else can fix me; Only you, only you"

Thirlwall later joked that she was in need of hot water and lemon, as well as some "tissues for her issues". The crowd managed to nail all of the the track's ad libs, they are truly some of the most supportive fans in the world.

They're just like us, these gals. There has been much fan speculation regarding the reason for Jade's tears, with one group insinuating that it may involve her boyfriend, Jed Elliot, who is currently on a US tour with his own band.

The pair have often spoken about the strain of long distance relationships, and Jade as been unable to see her boyfriend due to the Little Mix promotional tour for their fifth studio album.

Elliot, who has dated Thirlwall since 2015, recently performed at the Victoria's Secret fashion show and joked about bringing his manager as a date, seeing as his girlfriend could not attend:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Speaking about the couple's work commitments to The Mirror, the singer stated that:

"We’ve been together two years but it feels like we’ve only just started going out because we never see each other", she admitted.

"It’s been a bit sh*t not seeing each other I must admit. We hardly ever see each other as he’s signed in the US and I’m always on tour, but we fly to see each other as much as possible."

Jade's schedule must be jam-packed, seeing as the girlband have gone from strength to strength in the last few years. They have recently stated in an interview with Apple Music that their next collaboration goal is none other than Ari Grande, who replied with a classic "i love u ladies":

Girl power really just warms our cold hearts.

Whatever caused Jade's tears, she has an army of fans behind her and three BFF's for support in the form of her band-mates.

YOU GOT DIS, GIRL. 

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