In an emotional Instagram post, singer Jessie J has revealed that she has suffered from a miscarriage after deciding to “have a baby on her own”.
She had discussed her fertility struggles in the past, and during a concert in 2018 had told the audience that when she was 26, doctors told her she might never be able to have children.
Who is Jessie J dating?
While Jessie J is currently single, she had previously confirmed her relationship with dancer Max Pham Nguyen in March of this year, after the Daily Mail had published unflattering pictures of them together, and called Nguyen her “male pal”.
In posts no longer available to see on Instagram, she wrote: “A story was posted today. The article was actually sweet BUT… THE PICS?! Yoooooooo!!! Got me looking like an old man who owns a boat, basically Lord Farquard’s Dad going out an old haircut!”
She posted a few pictures with herself and Nguyen, adding: “Max and I thought you guys deserved some better picture options. Saving you hiding in cars and bushes.
“PS. He isn’t my male pal.”
However in October, she revealed that the two had split when she said that her relationship status was “open, happy and loving myself” in an Instagram Q&A with fans.
She added that she and Nguyen had “just been friends for a while now”, and said that “nothing dramatic” had happened between them.
The singer said: “He is an amazing man. We both have so much respect and love for each other.
“It just wasn’t right romantically. So we decided just friends it is.”
When did Jessie J and Channing Tatum break up?
Before dating Nguyen, Jessie J had been in an on again off again relationship with actor Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, Step Up) between 2018 and 2020.
The pair had first been spotted together in October of 2018, after Tatum and Jenna Dewan had announced their divorce.
While there was lots of speculation around their relationship, it wasn’t until early 2019 that they started being more openly flirty on platforms like Instagram.
When Jessie posted a picture of herself in a bikini next to plates of food, Tatum commented: “Hottest Instagram food model in the game right now.”
Then in March 2019, Tatum posted a photo of the singer on his Instagram for her birthday, writing: “Wishing you the happiest day filled with all the love and all the light. You came into this world on this day and lit it on fire. You have blessed our eyes, our ears, our hearts and our lives. So thank you for just being you. You are so very special. Happy birthday Baby.”
Later that year in December, Us Weekly reported that they had broken up in November.
But come January 2020, Tatum was back to posting pictures of him and Jessie J together on Instagram.
A source reportedly told E! News that they had taken “a few weeks apart, but ultimately decided they really care about each other”.
On 24 January 2020, they made their red-carpet debut together for the MusciCares Person of the Year awards and the next day appeared at the Pre-Grammys Gala together.
Then in April 2020, they reportedly broke up for a second time, with a source telling People that “they care enough about each other to try again but realised it was better to move on. It’s totally amicable”.
Six months after split reports had started circulating, Jessie J wrote about “single life” during the pandemic.
What did she say about her miscarriage?
On Wednesday 24 November, the singer posted a picture of herself holding a positive pregnancy test next to a quote from a poem by Seyda Noir.
The quote said: “Sometimes love won’t be enough to make it work, and that’s ok. It doesn’t mean that you’ve failed.”
She wrote a lengthy caption on Instagram explaining her situation.
She began by writing: “Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying “seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant”.
“By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down…
“After going for my 3rd scan and being told there was no longer a heartbeat.”
The 33-year-old said that she wanted to go ahead with her LA gig “not because I’m avoiding the grief or the process, but because I know singing tonight will help me”. She had been scheduled to appear at the Hotel Cafe in LA for an acoustic performance.
She added that she wants to be “honest and true” about how she was feeling, and that she know’s that she would have wanted to talk about the miscarriage on stage.
“I decided to have a baby on my own. Because it’s all I’ve ever wanted and life is short. To get pregnant was a miracle in itself and an experience I will never forget and I know I will have again,” Jessie J wrote.
“I’m still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I am strong, and I know I will be ok. I also know millions of women all over the world have felt this pain and way worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t.
“It’s the loneliest feeling in the world.
“So I will see you tonight LA.
“I may crack less jokes but my heart will be in the room.”
On her Instagram story she also wrote: “Your overwhelming instant outpour of love is felt, received and appreciated beyond measure.
“And has got me out of bed this morning.
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