Jesy Nelson’s relationship with Little Mix was reportedly on the brink before she quit the band.
According to The Sun, the musician, 29, allegedly attempted to hide cracks within her friendships with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, also 29, Perrie Edwards, 27, and Jade Thirlwall, 28, during the later stages of her nearly 10-year stint with the group.
Claims: Jesy Nelson’s relationship with Little Mix was reportedly on the brink before she quit the band
The chart-topping stars previously denied rumours of a feud when asked if they ever fall out in a 2019 interview with Hits Radio.
‘Oh no, none of that. We can’t be bothered with that!’, Jade joked, before adding, ‘Obviously sometimes we disagree on who prefers what songs the most.
‘We are pretty much on the same page and, at the end of the day, we all want to have a song that we love so we all have to be happy.’
Leigh-Anne echoed her close friend’s comments by stating: ‘The thing with us is that it really is past friendship, it’s more sisterhood. We don’t have time for fighting, we’re all laughing all the time!’
Behind the scenes? The musician, 29, allegedly attempted to hide cracks within her friendships with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, also 29, Perrie Edwards, 27, and Jade Thirlwall, 28,
However, in a new interview with Cosmopolitan, Wings hitmaker Jesy hinted that she would disagree with the trio over their outfit choices.
The Essex native said: ‘I don’t have to worry about having a music video or doing an interview wearing an outfit that I don’t want to wear because three other girls want to wear it.
‘I felt like I was coming into an environment, sometimes, where people didn’t want me to be there. Sometimes I wasn’t a positive energy because I was so down.
‘When you feel that way anyway, to be around certain people on my team that didn’t want me there was hard. It wasn’t nice for the other three to be around someone who didn’t want to be there.’
The show must go on: Reports have recently claimed that the solo artist wants to ‘sever ties’ as they ‘haven’t spoken in months’ following her exit from the group
‘We can’t be bothered with that!’ The chart-topping stars previously denied rumours of a feud when asked if they ever fall out in a 2019 interview
Moving on: However, in a new interview, Wings hitmaker Jesy hinted that she would disagree with the trio over their outfit choices
The band also sparked tension claims when Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade partied without Jesy in 2017, with the girls joking that she was ‘preoccupied’ with her then-beau Chris Clark.
At the time, the music stars posed for an image on social media, which they captioned: ‘Squad (one Miss Nelson was preoccupied).’
Sources have since claimed the documentary filmmaker is no longer in communication with her fellow X Factor winners, sharing: ‘The plan was always to stay in touch but that just hasn’t happened because Jesy didn’t want it.
‘She wants to sever ties and start again — that seems to be both professionally and personally.’
Outing: The band also sparked tension claims when Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade partied without Jesy in 2017 (pictured), with the girls joking that she was ‘preoccupied’ with her ex
Explanation: In 2017, fans’ eyebrows were raised when Perrie cropped Jesy out of snap from the Kids’ Choice Awards, before saying she requested to be edited out of the snaps (pictured)
In 2017, fans’ eyebrows were raised when Perrie cropped Jesy out of a ‘thank you’ post after the band won the Favourite Global Music Star prize at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The girlfriend of footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clarified the edit at the time, explaining: ‘Jesy is cropped out the picture because she doesn’t like any of the photos!’
Jesy also denied rumours of tension weeks later, adding: ‘So, we just want to address the situation of the friendship between me and Perrie. Do you think I’d be lying alone in her bed if I wasn’t friends with her?’
The trio still champion girl power and sisterhood, with Leigh-Anne – who is expecting her first child with fiancé Andre Gray – stating on a recent interview on BBC Breakfast: ‘Getting along is the most important thing.
‘Getting along is the most important thing’: The trio still champion girl power and sisterhood, with pregnant Leigh-Anne recently speaking about the power of friendship in a recent chat
‘We were lucky that they put girls together that clicked. If it wasn’t for that, we wouldn’t be here. Friendship is the one thing that has driven this whole thing.’
MailOnline has contacted Little Mix and Jesy Nelson’s representatives for further comment.
The Odd One Out star shocked fans when she announced her departure last year. It is alleged that Little Mix were shocked at some of what Jesy has said since leaving the band and thought she’d take longer to get back to launch her solo career.
Another insider added that although it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that Jesy has thrown herself into music as she was a ‘bit of a leader’ in Little Mix.
They told The Sun: ‘Communication between them has basically broken down now. There are formalities at times via third parties… there’s a clear divide.’
‘A dig’: Another source alleged Little Mix thought the Essex native would take longer to get back into the studio to launch her solo career