Jesy Nelson has announced she will take a long break from showbusiness on Friday after launching her solo music career.
The former Little Mix singer, 32, – who quit the girlband in 2020 – shared the news with her 9.7M Instagram followers on the social media platform.
She told how she is planning to step away from the spotlight and her social media pages across the summer to spend some time travelling the globe.
Jesy wrote: ‘Hey guys! So for a long time I’ve really wanted to go travelling but never had the time to do it.
‘I’ve got some really exciting things coming up with work and my music, but until then I’m gonna take the summer off to travel the world,’ she wrote adding a heart eyes emoji.
Stepping back: Jesy Nelson has announced she will take a long break from showbusiness on Friday and will take on a trip around the world
Update: The former Little Mix singer, 32, – who quit the girlband in 2020 – shared the news with her 9.7M Instagram followers in her latest post
‘I’m going to be off my social media for a while, I love you all so much and I’ll see you when I’m back,’ she added.
The Bad Thing’s singer announcement comes after her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock broke her silence on Little Mix feud rumours and even teased a reunion.
Little Mix announced that they were taking an indefinite break from touring together in 2021 as the trio decided to pursue their own solo careers.
The group – consisting of Leigh-Anne, 31, Perrie Edwards, 29, and Jade Thirlwall, 31, – continued as a trio after Jesy’s departure three years ago, and appeared to be the closest of pals.
Fans feared the ladies have begun to drift apart after Perrie missed a number of Leigh-Anne’s recent milestones – including her wedding.
But Leigh-Anne set the record straight during an appearance on Heart FM earlier this month, claiming the girls are ‘so tight’ and are like ‘sisters’.
Host Amanda Holden asked Leigh-Anne: ‘You’re the first one from the band to release solo music, are you feeling nervous, does it feel weird not having them around you even now…?
Choice: She told how she is planning to step away from the spotlight and her social media pages across the summer to spend some time travelling the globe
The truth: Leigh-Anne Pinnock has broken her silence on Little Mix feud rumours and even teased a reunion earlier this month
She responded: ‘I literally keep saying that I’ve been punked or something… like they’re just gonna pop out from somewhere, they’re just gonna join me, it’s bizarre but I genuinely feel like it’s the right time.
‘We’ve been together for twelve years and I really feel it was time for us to spread our wings.’
Amanda continued: ‘It’s typical of most iconic bands they sort of all go away, all produce their own music then there’s an amazing tour about five years later when they all get back together again.’
Leigh-Anne said: ‘We’re so tight, they are my girls and they’re always gonna to be my sisters, so of course we’re gonna do a reunion, how would we not?’
Perrie was noticeably absent from the star’s wedding to footballer Andre Gray in Jamaica as well as the launch party for new single Don’t Say Love – with both attended by former bandmate Jade.
During an appearance on Capital FM on Friday, Leigh-Anne gushed: ‘Jade heard Don’t Say Love on the hen do, and my second single too.
‘It was by the pool. Let me tell you, I was so scared to play it to her. It was weird, but she loved it so I was buzzing.’
And in a video from Thursday’s London party to celebrate the release Leigh-Anne told the crowd: ‘Jade, this girl shows up for me every f***ing time.’
Perrie did however take to her Instagram Stories following the song’s debut writing: ‘The most EPIC video ever, so proud of my @LeighannePinnock’.
The end: Little Mix announced that they were taking an indefinite break from touring together in 2021 as the trio decided to pursue their own solo careers
MailOnline have contacted Perrie and Leigh-Anne’s reps for comment.
Back in February Perrie reunited with Jade as the pair went for dinner during a trip to Los Angeles.
The singer cradled her son Axel, 18 months, as she and Jade went for a stroll in Santa Monica.
The bandmates went for a Sunday dinner in a local restaurant before seeing the sights around the Santa Monica Pier.