Jade Thirlwall admits Little Mix were 'in shock' after Jesy Nelson quit

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Jade Thirlwall has revealed Little Mix were "in a bit of a shock for a long time" after Jesy Nelson quit the group in December.

The singer admitted the remaining trio - also featuring Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards - struggled to process losing their fourth bandmate because they were in the middle of promoting their sixth album, Confetti, and had to push on with their work commitments despite the huge change.

"I think for anyone, when such a big change happens in your life, and you've been so used to a certain situation for so long, it's really hard," she told Gay Times. "Getting through that and moving forward. I think for us as well, we were still promoting the album at the time and doing TV shows. We were just cracking on as it were, and I think we were in a bit of shock for a long time because we just had to keep going."

The 28-year-old shared that Jesy's exit "suddenly dawned" on them when they had a break at Christmas and they turned to therapy to process the news.

"It was hard. It would have been for anyone and we've got each other, we have group therapy, we have our own therapists, and you do what you can," she added.

And she insisted the remaining members never once considered splitting up as a result of Jesy's departure, saying, "It wasn't a question. Absolutely was not a question. We're too close and we can't survive without each other. Genuinely, we are literally family. There was not a doubt in our mind that we would continue as a three."

Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Anne have been pursuing solo projects as of late, leading fans to question if a split or hiatus is on the cards, but Jade stated that the band will "always be there".

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