Hitting the stage at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball looking hot as hell probably helped too...

Newly single Jesy Nelson has revealed how “crying it out” and being surrounded by friends is her go-to heartbreak coping strategy in the wake of her split from fiancé Jake Roche.

The Little Mix star also confessed that “getting yourself out” to “mingle” is the next step to getting over a broken heart.

The star opened up to Bang Showbiz at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball in London on Saturday, saying: “You have to go through the stages of just crying it out.

“Be around your friends and having that support and then you get yourself out and you mingle.”

As any girl knows, getting dolled up also goes some way in making you feel better post-split, and that’s exactly what Jesy did as she took to the stage with her Little Mix bandmates, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.

The 25 year old looked totally smokin’ in a black leather leotard, fishnet tights and a pair of knee-high lace-up boots –  a look we’re sure will remind Jake exactly what he’s missing.

Jesy first sparked rumours of a split at the beginning of the month when she unfollowed Jake on Instagram.

The star – currently busy promoting Little Mix’s fourth studio album Glory Days – then added fuel to the fire by stepping out without her engagement ring, which the Rixton star presented to her in a super-romantic on-stage moment last year.

Of course such a moment needed to be shared, and 24-year-old Jake posted a clip on Instagram – which has now mysteriously disappeared. The Hotel Ceiling hit maker also appears to have deleted every trace of Jesy from his account.

This week, a source explained the split, saying: “Their relationship became strained and they grew apart,’ a source says. ‘They started rowing and it became too much.”

“It’s over as far as Jesy’s concerned and there’s no going back,” another insider told The Sun Online. “The wedding is off and her engagement ring won’t be going back on.

“Jesy’s so busy with her career and she’s throwing herself into work.”

And HOW…

GIF Jesy Nelson Little Mix Jingle Bell Ball 2016