Little Mix fans react to timing of Jesy Nelson's exit interview and Leigh-Anne Pinncock's baby news just hours apart
4th May 2021

LITTLE Mix fans have reacted to the timing of Jesy Nelson's big exit interview and Leigh-Anne Pinnock's baby news being shared just hours apart.

Fans of the band have been left overwhelmed today after the two stars spoke out on their respective life changes.

This evening, 29-year-old Jesy revealed that she is this month's Cosmopolitan cover girl – finally breaking her silence after sensationally quitting the girl group in December.

In the eye-opening interview, Jesy opened up about her decision to leave the band after hitting "breaking point" while filming the music video for Little Mix's hit Sweet Melody.

The chat was released just hours after the beauty's former bandmate, 29-year-old Leigh-Anne, revealed that she and fiance Andre Gray are expecting their first child together.

This afternoon, she announced the news on Instagram with a stunning photoshoot that revealed her bump in all its glory.

Taking to Twitter this evening, Little Mix fans shared their reaction to the double whammy of good news – insisting that they knew something else was coming.

One wrote: "I literally knew Jesy would post something big because Leigh-Anne did lol."

Another added: "My feed is filled with Leigh and Jesy… Imma cry again".

One more shared: "So happy for Leigh-Anne. So happy for Jesy. So happy for Little Mix. So happy for everyone. This day!"

A fourth tweeted: "Leigh-Anne's baby news… Jesy’s first solo interview… There’s too much Little Mix drama even for me today!"

Jesy opened up about her mental health battle after shooting to fame on The X Factor in 2011 in the new chat, and she admitted it was the body image pressure post-lockdown that triggered her decision to quit Little Mix.

She told Cosmopolitan: "I had anxiety. Whenever we have a music video I put an enormous amount of pressure on myself to try and lose weight.

“I’d been in lockdown, and I’d put on a bit of weight but I didn’t care. And they said, ‘you’ve got a music video in a couple of weeks’ and I just panicked.

“I went on this extreme diet, with bloody shakes, and tried to eat as little as possible.

“On the day of the Sweet Melody video I had a panic attack on set because I didn’t look how I wanted to look and I found it so hard to just be happy and enjoy myself.

“I was sobbing in the dressing room. Someone really close to me said, ‘This has got to stop. You can’t keep doing this to yourself. You’re going to end up where you were before.’

“For me that was the pinnacle point. I was like, ‘I need to start taking care of myself now because this isn’t healthy.’ It wasn’t nice for the other three to be around someone who didn’t want to be there.”

In an emotional statement in December, Jesy said she was quitting the group due to the "toll" it had taken on her mental health, and she is now working on solo music.

Earlier today, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall rushed to publicly congratulate Leigh-Anne as she shared her baby news with the world, posing in an emerald green outfit that exposed her bare bump for the announcement.

She captioned the snaps: "We've dreamed about this moment for so long and we can't believe the dream is finally coming true… we can't wait to meet you. ❤️😍"

Leigh-Anne and footballer Andre got engaged on their fourth anniversary last year.

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