‘Life was a s***storm’: Love Island star Chris Hughes discusses ‘difficult’ split from former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson after 16-month relationship
The former Love Island star, 28, dated the songstress, 29, for 16 months, and Chris has revealed life after their break-up was ‘a s**tstorm’.
Explaining that he and Jesy simply ‘grew apart’, Chris detailed the toll his separation from the former Little Mix star took on his mental health.
Candid: Chris Hughes, 28, has spoken candidly about his ‘difficult’ split from former Little Mix star Jesy Nelson last year
The reality star told The Sun: ‘It was difficult. Sometimes you just grow apart. There have definitely been days when I wake up and things haven’t felt great. The period 12 months ago was really tough.’
He added: ‘There were days where I was waking up and our split was the first thing I was thinking about.
‘I had to try my hardest mentally to break the cycle. Life was a s**tstorm.’
Jesy and Chris went public with their romance in January 2019, when they were seen enjoying a steamy date in a kebab shop, after weeks of rumours around the union.
The high-profile pair called it quits in April last year.
Chris is currently single, while Jesy last month sparked speculation she’s rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Harry James, weeks after her breakup from Sean Sagar.
Last month the hit-maker posted a video of a food order from upmarket sushi restaurant Roka on a Saturday night – while Harry shared an identical snap to his Instagram stories.
Honest: Explaining that he and Jesy simply ‘grew apart’, Chris detailed the toll his separation from the girl band sensation took on his mental health (pictured in 2020)
Singer Jesy previously split from musician Harry in 2018 after a 16-month relationship – but sources have since said the pair has become reacquainted after spending time together in the studio.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Jesy and Harry have been hanging out together again after reconnecting in lockdown.
‘They always shared something special and are enjoying bonding over music, with Harry even joining Jesy in the studio as she works for the first time on solo material.
‘Sean and Jesy have stayed friends and all he wants is for her to be happy, he’s pleased she’s been able to reconnect with Harry.’
Jesy was first linked to Our Girl actor Sean in July last year after meeting through mutual pals.
They soon became close and enjoyed a summer staycation together in Cornwall to meet each other’s families.
Back on? Jesy last month sparked speculation she’s rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Harry James, weeks after her breakup from Sean Sagar
Date night: The former Little Mix star, who announced her departure from the band in December, posted a video of a food order from upmarket sushi restaurant Roka
Yum: Harry, who Jesy previously split from in 2018 following a 16-month relationship, shared an identical snap to his Instagram stories while his hand also appeared in the singer’s upload
However, cracks in their relationship started to show around Christmas and they split in January, with both wanting to focus on their careers.
Jesy announced her departure from Little Mix in December, explaining that she needed to do so for the sake of her mental health.
She has since been back in the studio and has signed a new solo deal with global management firm YMU, and was seen working on material with music producers in a series of Instagram posts.
Over: Jesy was first linked to Sean (pictured with Jesy) in July after meeting through mutual pals, but the pair has since parted ways