‘Loose Women’ regular Coleen Nolan confirmed the rumours that her son, Jake Roche, and his one-time fiancé Jesy Nelson have indeed split up, but insisted that the process was amicable.

25 year old Jesy, a member of girl-group Little Mix, had started dating Rixton lead singer Jake Roche back in 2014, and had announced their engagement to the world in July the following year. However, after more than 12 months with no news as to when the big day might be, rumours appeared in October this year that the two had parted ways.

Jake RocheRixton singer Jake Roche

Nolan confirmed on ITV’s magazine show ‘Loose Women’ on Monday (December 5th) that her 24 year old son and Jesy had broken up, revealing the sad news in the context of a discussion about how marriage changes a relationship.

“I feel there’s such a pressure on a relationships as soon as you get engaged,” she said. “I know that happened with Jake and Jesy when they got engaged. There was immediately so much pressure from everyone and in the press. People keep asking when they were getting married and I was asked when the wedding was.”

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When asked whether the couple had broken up for good, Nolan replied: “Yes they have split up. But it’s been kind of amicable and they are both dealing with it really well… and they’re both friends. It’s hard to deal with, especially when you’re young.”

Jesy NelsonLittle Mix star Jesy Nelson

Meanwhile, the Little Mix star recently revealed that she was getting over her heartbreak through “stages of crying” and leaning on her friends for support.

Speaking at the Capital Jingle Bell Ball at the weekend, she told reporters: “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.”

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