Jessie J Reveals Heartbreak Over Miscarriage - Women's Health

Jessie J Reveals Heartbreak Over Miscarriage

The singer made the devastating personal announcement on Instagram, after revealing she’d decided to have a baby on her own.

Amid an endless scroll of families and Hollywood stars gathered for Thanksgiving, an image of a heartbroken and dismayed Jessie J stood out. The singer, holding up a positive pregnancy test, revealed her grief after suffering a miscarriage that left her feeling “heartbroken” and “lonely”. Accompanying the image was a quote by Seyda Noir that read: “Sometimes love won’t be enough to make it work, and that’s ok. It doesn’t mean that you’ve failed.”

While pregnancy and the complications that arise from it is a very personal journey, there is strength in the sharing of your story. As Jessie J explained, she wanted to be transparent with her fans and be open about her recent loss because she knew she wouldn’t be able to not talk about it on stage during her performance in Los Angeles that evening. By putting it on social media beforehand, she “felt safer” than indulging in a “tearful, emotional speech” in front of a live crowd. 

“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,” she wrote. “I may regret posting this. I may not. I actually don’t know.”

Jessie J was previously linked to Channing Tatum, before the on-again, off-again couple finally called it quits. But while speculation has continued to surround the singer with regards to her dating life, she revealed that she’s been privately trying to have a baby on her own for some time now “because it’s all [she’s] ever wanted and life is short.” Jessie J added that getting pregnant felt like “a miracle in itself” and was something she’ll know she’ll experience again in the future. 

“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. I have done 2 shows in 2 years and my soul needs it. Even more today. I know some people will be thinking she should just cancel it. But in this moment I have clarity on one thing,” wrote Jessie J. “I started singing when I was young for joy, to fill my soul and self love therapy, that hasn’t ever changed and I have to process this my way.”

The singer went on to add, “I want to be honest and true and not hide what I’m feeling. I deserve that. I want to be as myself as I can be in this moment. Not just for the audience but for myself and my little baby that did it’s best.”

While Jessie J admitted that she was still in shock and finding the sadness “overwhelming,” she knows that in time she will be OK. Her message was one that will surely resonate with countless women around the world who are experiencing miscarriage or having trouble conceiving. Just recently, Whitney Port from The Hills opened up about her own miscarriage and pregnancy struggles, only to be flooded with comments from others who found strength and support in her story. 

As Jessie J wrote, “I also know millions of women all over the world have felt this pain and way worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t. It’s the loneliest feeling in the world. So I will see you tonight, LA. I may crack less jokes but my heart will be in the room.”

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