Jessie J has announced that she is pregnant, just over one year after suffering a devastating miscarriage.
The 34-year-old UK pop star, whose real name is Jessica Ellen Cornish, shared a sweet video on Instagram on Friday documenting various moments throughout her pregnancy.
“I am so happy and terrified to finally share this,” she wrote in the caption. “Please be gentle with me.
“Honestly, ya girl just wants to ugly cry in public in a catsuit eating a chocolate covered pickle with no questions asked.”
The emotional video was set to her song Sunflower and began with a shot of a positive pregnancy test confirming the exciting news. The clip then showed ultrasound scans and snaps of Jessie cradling her bump in a mesh body suit.
The former coach on The Voice Australia also showed off her growing belly in the recording studio, and posed fully nude in a black and white mirror selfie.
Jessie’s followers and famous friends quickly took to the comments to share their well wishes, including Paloma Faith who said it was the “best news ever”.
“AHHHHHHHHH SCREAMING CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!” Kelly Rowland added, followed by Michelle Visage who said, “AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! THRILLEDDDDD”.
“Congrats beauty,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock wrote, while Leona Lewis replied, “Aww congratulations mama so so happy for you”.
“When you told me - in my heart [of] hearts I felt the most gratitude,” Ruby Rose shared. “You deserve this beyond belief.”
Jessie’s heartbreaking miscarriage
Jessie’s baby news comes after she previously revealed in November 2021 that she had suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.
The Price Tag hitmaker, who told her followers she had “decided to have a baby on my own”, took to social media to explain that she learned the terrible news the previous day when she attended her third scan and was told the baby no longer had a heartbeat.
Alongside a photo of herself holding up a positive pregnancy test, Jessie wrote: “Yesterday morning I was laughing with a friend saying ‘seriously though how am I going to get through my gig in LA tomorrow night without telling the whole audience I am pregnant’.
“By yesterday afternoon I was dreading the thought of getting through the gig without breaking down… After going for my 3rd scan and being told there was no longer a heartbeat.
“This morning. I feel like I have no control of my emotions. I may regret posting this. I may not. I actually don’t know. What I do know is that I want to sing tonight. Not because I’m avoiding the grief or the process, but because I know singing tonight will help me.”
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