Jessica Louise Nelson was born on 14 June 1991.
She was raised in Romford, East London to parents John Nelson, a businessman, and Janis Nelson, a Police Community Support Officer. Her parents separated when she was five.
She is the second youngest of four children with an older sister Jade, an older brother Jonathan and a younger brother Joseph.
Nelson attended Jo Richardson Community School and Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College in Hornchurch, London.
She also attended the Sylvia Young and Yvonne Rhodes Theatre Schools.
Prior to auditioning for The X Factor, Nelson worked as a barmaid in Dagenham.
In 2020, Nelson said that as a child, she had small roles as an extra in About a Boy (2002) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Jesy Nelson debuts striking long ginger hair as former Little Mix star returns to social media for first time this year with a brand new look
Jesy Nelson has returned to social media for the first time this year to showcase a striking new look.
The singer, 30, debuted some long ginger locks in a slew of Instagram snaps on Sunday, captioning her post: ‘2022.’
Former Little Mix star Jesy made the most of her ample assets as she wore a black bra top and a matching trench coat while out for dinner with friends.
The pop star’s top featured a choker neck and she wore a pair of long fingerless gloves in the same colour and material.
Jesy completed her look with some blue denim jeans and black heels to match the other items in her ensemble.
She could be seen wearing a beret on top of her new do and, in one image, gave the camera a sultry look as she held a cocktail in her hand.
In style: Former Little Mix star Jesy made the most of her ample assets as she wore a black bra top and a matching trench coat while heading out for dinner with friends
The one-time X Factor contestant looked delighted to be out as she posed alongside her friends.
Towards the end of 2021, Jesy posted a picture of herself on Instagram showing her old style of dark curly hair, captioning her post: ‘Santa knows where all the bad boyz live.’
Last month, Jesy set the rumour mill in motion as it was reported she’d reunited with her ex-boyfriend Harry James once again.
The couple first started dating back in 2017 and were together for 16 months before they called time on their relationship.
They recently re-followed each other on Instagram and have been liking one another’s posts.
A besotted Harry, publicly declared his interest in his former lover by leaving some fire emojis on a stunning snap of Jesy from Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball last month.