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Little Mix reveal they went through therapy in the wake of Jesy Nelson’s exit

Little Mix have revealed they underwent therapy as a trio in the wake of former band member Jesy Nelson’s exit in December.

In a new interview, the X Factor winners – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – opened up about getting treatment together, with new mum Perrie admitted they ‘really needed it’.

Speaking to Buzzfeed about their new album Between Us, the girls also detailed how their therapy sessions were the inspiration behind the song Cut You Off, which is about letting go of toxic people in one’s life.

‘We really needed it’: Little Mix have revealed they underwent therapy as a trio in the wake of former band member Jesy Nelson’s exit in December

During the chat, Little Mix explained some the meanings of some of the newer songs on the anniversary album, which is a celebration of their 10 years together as a group.

And as she detailed the thought process behind Cut You Off, Perrie told how the song spanned from the three embarking on therapy sessions which came after a tough year amid the coronavirus pandemic and Jesy sensationally quitting the group.

She explained: ‘Cut You Off is about someone who’s really toxic in your life and you don’t want anymore. We actually went to therapy as a group, which we think is really, really helpful. We got told to envision the people that are negative in our lives and the people who don’t make us feel very good about ourselves. 

Gone: Jesy sensationally quit the group at the end of last year to focus on her mental health. She has since gone on to launch a solo career

Gone: Jesy sensationally quit the group at the end of last year to focus on her mental health. She has since gone on to launch a solo career

‘And we imagined big scissors to cut people off — and then Jade came up with the concept to make it into a song, which I thought was really freaking cool.’

The new mum, 28, added that the three of them ‘really needed’ their therapy, having had both individual and group sessions, adding that it was ‘amazing’ that they could all be there for one another and ‘cry together’.  

Elsewhere, the Sweet Melody hitmakers detailed the biggest things they’d learned from their decade together, with Jade discussing the strong bond they have amid the ‘fickle’ music industry. 

Chat: Speaking to Buzzfeed about their new album Between Us, the girls also detailed how their therapy sessions were the inspiration behind the song Cut You Off, which is about letting go of toxic people in one's life

Chat: Speaking to Buzzfeed about their new album Between Us, the girls also detailed how their therapy sessions were the inspiration behind the song Cut You Off, which is about letting go of toxic people in one’s life

She said of the industry: ‘It’s very difficult to maneuver your way around it as women, and as a part of a girl band. But throughout that whole experience, we’ve had each other and helped each other through that. So, I’ve learned that no matter what happens now, and along the way in the future, I’m always going to have this unit to fall back on whenever I’m struggling with anything.’

Jade, 28, went on to call their unity ‘beautiful, stating that she’s ‘proud’ of the ‘bond’ the three of them have established together.  

The past year have seen some major changes in the group’s lives, not only with the departure of Jesy, 30, but also the addition of three new members of their Little Mix family after Perrie welcomed a baby boy Axel, while Leigh-Anne gave birth to twins.

And it seems as though the little ones will become a big part of the band’s future music as mum-of-two Leigh-Anne, 30, gushed that she ‘can’t wait’ to get back in the studio to write about their children.

Reason: As she detailed the thought process behind Cut You Off, Perrie told how the song spanned from the three embarking on therapy sessions which came after a tough year amid the coronavirus pandemic and Jesy sensationally quitting the group

Reason: As she detailed the thought process behind Cut You Off, Perrie told how the song spanned from the three embarking on therapy sessions which came after a tough year amid the coronavirus pandemic and Jesy sensationally quitting the group

Therapy: ‘We actually went to therapy as a group, which we think is really, really helpful. We got told to envision the people that are negative in our lives and the people who don’t make us feel very good about ourselves’

While Perrie shared that having a child put things into ‘perspective’, sharing that she now ‘listens to music differently’.      

She added that she ‘can’t wait’ to get back on tour, noting that she misses performing ‘so much’.

It comes after Jade revealed her hopes for Little Mix to still be together for at least two more decades, as she quashed the incessant split speculation.

Close: Elsewhere, the Sweet Melody hitmakers detailed the biggest things they'd learned from their decade together, with Jade discussing the strong bond they have amid the 'fickle' music industry

Close: Elsewhere, the Sweet Melody hitmakers detailed the biggest things they’d learned from their decade together, with Jade discussing the strong bond they have amid the ‘fickle’ music industry

There have been rumours swirling that the group are planning to split amid the fall-out of Jesy Nelson’s departure.

But Jade reassured fans of the band’s future by expressing her desire for the band’s 30th anniversary to be celebrated with a documentary.

Jade told Daily Star: ‘(In another 10 years) I’d like to think we’ll still be going then. We’d be doing another tour, another gig with more music.

‘I’d love in 20 years’ time that there was a fabulous documentary about how amazing we are.’

Future plans: Jade recently revealed her hopes for Little Mix to still be together for at least two more decades, as she quashed the incessant split speculation

Future plans: Jade recently revealed her hopes for Little Mix to still be together for at least two more decades, as she quashed the incessant split speculation

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