Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson and Love Island’s Chris Hughes ‘SPLIT after just three weeks’
Jesy Nelson and Chris Hughes have reportedly called time on their romance after three weeks of dating.
The Little Mix singer and the Love Island star were linked in January, when they were spotted on a date at a Harry Potter themed bar before being photographed kissing in a kebab shop.
But 27-year-old Nelson has reportedly put the brakes on the fledging relationship in order to focus on her career.
“Chris has been upset by the break-up,” a source told The Sun.
“But Jesy has explained that she needs to protect herself and her career, and taking their romance any further was proving a massive risk.
“Out of nowhere their relationship became public and they were photographed snogging. Some of Jesy’s pals are asking how the paparazzi knew they were there.
“For now she’s going to enjoy being single until the right man comes along.”
Standard Online has contacted representatives for Hughes and Nelson for comment.
The couple never publicly confirmed their romance, though a source told The Sun last month that there was “definitely an attraction between them” and they were “getting on really well.”
“Jesy is enjoying her newly single status and spending time with Chris – they had fun mixing cocktails together at The Cauldron [in January] – and couldn’t resist posting some pictures on both their Instagram stories,” they said.
“They are taking things slowly for now but it could become something more serious.”
Nelson’s Little Mix bandmate Perrie Edwards refused to share any insight into her friend’s romance when she appeared on the Capital Breakfast Show last month.
“I haven’t [met him yet],” she told Kemp, adding: “He seems really nice but I can’t spill the beans on my best friend I’m afraid.”
Nelson parted ways with fellow musician Harry James in November, while Hughes was previously in a relationship with Love Island co-star Olivia Attwood.