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Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall Leigh-Anne Pinnock, & Perrie Edwards Release Statement on Jesy Nelson's Exit

Jesy Nelson announced that she is leaving the girl group Little Mix after nine years together, and now, the remaining three members – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Perrie Edwards – have released a statement.

“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,” the three remaining women said in a statement, posted to Instagram. “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.”

The entertainers added that they will be continuing together as a three-person girl group.

The band continued, “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. Love always, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne xxx.”

Jesy‘s exit, while shocking, did not totally come out of nowhere.

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Jesy Nelson Is Leaving Little Mix - Read Her Statement & Find Out Why

UPDATE: The three remaining member of Little Mix just reacted to this news…

Jesy Nelson has made a shocking reveal: she’s leaving the girl group Little Mix.

The 29-year-old entertainer posted a lengthy statement to her official Instagram account announcing the news. This news comes just a few weeks after she revealed she was taking a break from the group.

The biggest takeaway, and the reason she is leaving, is the following: “The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health. I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.”

Remaining members of the group include Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. The remaining three women performed their hit “Break Up Song” on Strictly Come Dancing” on Sunday night (December 13). Little Mix was formed in 2011 during the 8th season of The X Factor UK.

Click inside for Jesy Nelson’s full statement on why she is leaving Little Mix…More Here! »

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Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock to Make Her Big Screen Debut in 'Boxing Day'!

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is hitting the big screen!

The 29-year-old Little Mix star has her first film role in Boxing Day, a UK-based Christmas romantic comedy from Aml Ameen in his directorial debut, Deadline reported Tuesday (November 24).

How to Get Away with Murder alum Aja Naomi King and Marianne Jean-Baptiste will also star.

The story is inspired by the diary of Aml‘s life, and is said to be the first UK holiday film featuring an all-black cast.

Here’s a plot summary: Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa (King) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world her fiancé has left behind.

“It is such an honour to be teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures, Film4 and BFI to bring Black British Culture to the world in this universal holiday rom-com. It’s long been a dream of mine to capture films that reflect the wonderfully multi-cultural city that raised me while sharing stories from the diary of my life,” says Aml Ameen.

At the same time, there’s some news about Leigh-Anne‘s girl group.

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall Adds Social Distancing Skirt To Her MTV EMAs Look!

Little Mix stun on the red carpet a trio of hot looks for the 2020 MTV EMAs, which aired on Sunday (November 8) in London, England.

Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock hit the carpet without fourth member Jesy Nelson, who was taken ill just before filming.

Little Mix actually hosted the event, and Jade came out on stage with an added accessory to her one-shouldered black dress – an outer skirt made up of 6 foot spikes!

“I’m so happy we’re hosting the EMAs this year, but we have to make sure we remain socially distanced. So, I thought I’d wear this so that we remain within the regulations,” Jade shared of her socially-distanced look.

Perrie joked later that she “might wear it when I go to the supermarket.”

Many Little Mix fans loved the fashion choice too. Check the tweets below!

Stay tuned for more MTV EMAs coverage!

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Jesy Nelson Has Panic Attack During Little Mix's BBC Radio 1 Appearance

Jesy Nelson is okay after an upsetting live moment.

The 29-year-old singer joined her Little Mix bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock at BBC Radio 1 Studios on Tuesday (September 15) in London, England.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jesy Nelson

Prior to the performance of Harry Styles‘ “Falling,” as part of the Live Lounge series, Jesy – who has been candid about her battle with anxiety in the past – suffered a panic attack on-air that caused her to break into tears, unable to perform, as Perrie picked up the microphone and stepped in as bandmates comforted the star. The moment caused great concern on social media among fans.

“So my nerves got the better of me today and I had panic attack right before we were about to sing this for live lounge today and like a pro @perrieedwards jumped in for my part last minute and smashed it,” Jesy later wrote on her Instagram.

“This is what we originally did in rehearsals.” The girls also performed their latest single, “Holiday.”

We are sending our positive thoughts to Jesy!

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Jade Thirlwall Reacts to Being Confused for Leigh-Anne Pinnock in the Media: 'It's Ignorant'

Jade Thirlwall is addressing being confused with her bandmate, Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

The 27-year-old Little Mix star called out a news outlet for using her name in a story about Leigh-Anne, which she said happens all the time.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Little Mix

“if you’re going to copy and paste articles from other accurate media outlets, you might want to make sure you’re using an image of the correct mixed race member of the group,” she wrote on Instagram Story.

Jade then added another note about always getting mixed up.

“This sh– happens to @leighannepinnock and I ALL THE TIME that it’s become a running joke. The amount of interviews where we get mixed up, I couldn’t count how many photographers or journalists over the years that have shouted for one of us on set and when we’ve walked over they’ve said ‘oh, you’re Jade?’ and awkwardly brushed it off as it’s a simple mistake when we both really know why,” she said. “I’ve even had ‘Oh sorry, you look similar.’ Really?! I’m done with us just having to laugh it off now…”

“It’s lazy journalism. It’s ignorant. It’s rude. It offends me that you couldn’t differentiate the two women of colour out of four members of a group,” Jade continued. “There’s even images of me in the article followed by an image of Leigh as if they couldn’t tell we’re not the same mixed race person?!?! DO BETTER.”

Leigh-Anne recently teared up while talking about her experiences with racism. See what she said here.

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock Emotionally Speaks Out About Her Experiences With Racism & Feeling Like the 'Least Favored' (Video)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is speaking out.

The 28-year-old singer and Little Mix member posted an emotional video message on Friday (June 5).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leigh-Anne Pinnock

“There comes a point in every Black human’s life…you realize racism does not exclude you. Nine years ago, after joining Little Mix, I had the biggest awakening of my life> When we were filming ‘Wings,’ we worked with Frank Gatson. He said to me ‘you are the Black girl, you have to work ten times harder.’ Never in my life had someone told me I would need to work harder because of my race,” she said.

“My reality was feeling lonely while touring predominantly white countries. I sang to fans who don’t see me or hear me or cheer me on,” she went on to say, beginning to cry.

“My reality is feeling anxious before fan events and signings because I always feel like I’m the least favored. My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work ten times harder and longer to make my case in the group, because my talent alone isn’t enough.”

“My reality is all the times I felt invisible within my group. Part of me is fully aware that my experience would have been ever harder to deal with had I been dark-skinned. Our reality is no matter how far you think you’ve come, racism exists,” she continued.

“So let’s all continue to speak up on racism and keep this movement going. Thank you.”

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