Jesy Nelson has sparked speculation she’s rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Harry James, weeks after her breakup from Sean Sagar.
The former Little Mix star, 29, who announced her departure from the band in December, posted a video of a food order from upmarket sushi restaurant Roka on Saturday night – while Harry shared an identical snap to his Instagram stories.
Singer Jesy previously split from musician Harry in 2018 after a 16-month relationship – but now sources say the pair has become reacquainted after spending time together in the studio.
Back together?: Jesy Nelson has sparked speculation she’s rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Harry James, weeks after her breakup from Sean Sagar
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.’
The couple originally dated for 16 months, before splitting three years ago in 2018 when Jesy was in ‘work mode’ with Little Mix.
Jesy and Harry even share the singer’s Pomeranian, Reggie, together – describing the adorable puppy as their ‘baby’ on Instagram in 2017.
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 on Saturday
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
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.
However, cracks in their relationship started to show around Christmas and they split in January, with both wanting to focus on their careers.
They reconciled briefly in a low-key attempt to make it work, but have since called time on their romance for good – with Sean unfollowing the star on Instagram this week.
Gorgeous: Jesy looked glamorous in a denim jacket as she shared an Instagram story on Saturday night, after posting a series of heart-eye emojis with her restaurant takeout
Jesy announced her permanent departure from Little Mix in December, thanking her band mates Jade Thirlwall, 28, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Perrie Edwards, 27, and their fans, for ‘the most incredible time of my life.’
In a statement posted online, Jesy said she needed to ‘spend some time with the people I love, doing things that make me happy. I’m ready to embark on a new chapter in my life – I’m not sure what it’s going to look like right now, but I hope you’ll still be there to support me.’
Her decision came a month after she took time off from the group, citing ‘private medical reasons.’
The singer has spoken openly about her mental health difficulties in the past, including in her BBC documentary Odd One Out, in which she discussed frequently being the target of cruel online abuse.
Former lovers: Jesy and Harry even share the singer’s Pomeranian, Reggie, together – describing the adorable puppy as their ‘baby’ on Instagram in 2017
Moving forward: Jesy announced her departure from Little Mix last year, thanking band mates Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards for ‘the most incredible time of my life’
While Jesy is busy working on solo material, it’s also been reported that the former X Factor winner is top of Simon Cowell’s ‘wish list’ to be a new judge on the panel when the show returns next year.
According to sources, Simon, 61, feels it’s a ‘no-brainer’ for Jesy to join The X Factor team as a judge, after she won the competition in 2011 with Little Mix.
An insider said: ‘She knows the ups and downs of the music industry inside out, and what it takes to be a successful pop star.
‘Her name has been banded around by Simon and his team as someone who could breath a bit of new life into the show when it’s back next year.’
Over: Jesy was first linked to Sean in July after meeting through mutual pals, but the pair has since parted ways – with the Our Girl actor unfollowing the star on Instagram this week