Little Mix's Leigh Anne Pinnoc...


Little Mix's Leigh Anne Pinnock Said The Group Needed Therapy After Jesy's Departure


12:58 27 Oct 2023

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A reunion doesn't look like it will be happening any time soon then!

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is releasing a memoir, which has revealed how Little Mix dealt with the sudden departure Jesy back in 2020.


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The band were formed on X-Factor back in 2011 and enjoyed nearly a of success as a four-piece. Having sold over 60 million records online, they became the 2nd-best selling female music group in the UK after the Spice Girls.

But in December 2022, Jesy announced she was leaving the band, citing her poor mental health as the reason for her shock departure.

It was known at the time that there was animosity between the girls in the wake of this split as Jesy was seen to unfollow them all on Instagram, and there were rumours that Leigh-Anne criticised Jesy for "black-fishing".

Now an extract from Leigh-Anne's memoir has been published, we get an insight into how the 3 girls felt at that time.

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has revealed her bandmates went to therapy after Jesy Nelson's "traumatic" exit.

"The whole thing was abrupt and sad and then it was messy."

"We were a family, the four of us were like sisters, and we had been that way since we were teenagers, so it's not an over-exaggeration to say that losing a member was a traumatic experience.

"When you have felt so much love and support with another person over such a long time and then that suddenly disappears you never fully get to understand why it hurts."

"Therapy helped me, helped all of us, process what had happened and manage the emotions that came with it. All of that messiness is now so far behind me that it's not even worth commenting on."

And though it seemed like a tough thing to get through at the time, Leigh-Anne wrote in her book that in the end, the whole ordeal pulled the 3 of them "even closer together".

"We clung to each other in those last months. Jade and Perrie were the only people who really knew what it felt like, who knew what we had been through. They just got it."

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