Sounds like Jesy's been through a tough time

Jesy Nelson might have kept a dignified silence following her sad split from fiancé Jake Roche but now she’s opened up about just what she’s been going through…

The Little Mix star – whose relationship with Jake came to an end late last year- has been talking about the heartache of break-ups in a new interview and it sounds like things have been pretty tough for her.

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‘When you break up with someone, it’s awful,’ Jesy, 25, confessed in a chat with radio station Z100.

‘Is it not one of the worst pains? It’s horrendous.’

Awww, poor Jesy! We take it things were difficult when her latest romance came to an end then.

Thankfully performing break-up anthem Shoutout To My Ex with her Little Mix bandmates seems to have put the singer in a positive frame of mind.

‘We all need a sad song that you sit and cry to,’ she explained. ‘But then at the end of the day, you need something that makes you feel empowered.

‘That makes you think, “You know what I don’t need you anymore. I’m going to go out with my girls and I’m going to get over you because I don’t need you.” And that’s exactly what Shout Out To My Ex does.’

Jesy has also undoubtedly had the support of fellow Mixers Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock throughout it all too, which is helpful given the scrutiny they all face when it comes to their personal lives.

‘I think you have to learn to have a thick skin,’ said Jesy. ‘I think it comes with being in a girl band and being an artist.

‘People want to know what you’re doing and what you’re up to, which is fine with us… We have each other luckily, so we experience everything together and we’ve always got each other’s backs.’

That’s the spirit, Jesy! This all comes after Rixton star Jake’s mum Coleen Nolan confirmed the couple’s split on Loose Women last month.

‘It’s been kinda amicable and they are both dealing with it really well… and they’re both friends,’ she revealed at the time.

‘It’s hard to deal with, especially when you’re young.’