She may have sung, “I love bad boys for life…” but Jesy Nelson’s nearest and dearest are really hoping this isn’t true IRL.
Last week, the singer’s chequered dating life hit the headlines again, after it was revealed that, last year, she’d had a brief fling with model Aaron Gage – who’d previously been convicted for drug dealing (he was sentenced to two years in prison in 2018, which was suspended for 18 months).
Sources say that Jesy had no idea about Aaron’s previous run-in with the law at the time, but that hasn’t stopped her friends from worrying that she’s heading down a dodgy path to distract herself from career stress.
“Some members of Jesy’s team are worried about her getting involved with someone like Aaron,” says an insider close to the former Little Mix star, 30, who left the band in December 2020 to prioritise her mental health, and is expected to drop her long-awaited debut album this year.
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“She has so much work ahead of her this year and she really doesn’t need any distractions, but Jesy’s so scared about her solo career flopping. Her friends fear she’s burying her head in the sand and distracting herself by being drawn into toxic romances that might end in disaster.”