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Little Mix fans share love and heartbreak as group goes on a break: ‘I will love them eternally’

Patrick Kelleher December 3, 2021
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Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall hold hands on the red carpet at Boxing Day film premiere

Little Mix are taking a break. (Jeff Spicer/Getty)

Little Mix have announced that they’re taking a break from the group so they can “recharge and work on some other projects” – and fans are absolutely heartbroken.

There was widespread shock when Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall announced on social media that they were going on hiatus. The group insisted that they aren’t splitting up, but said the time had come for them to take a break.

“We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future,” the Little Mix members said in a joint statement. “We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more.”

The fan reaction on Twitter was instant – dedicated Little Mix listeners rushed to the platform to share their love for the group.

Little Mix fans rushed to social media to share their heartbreak and well wishes

For most fans, the news didn’t exactly come as a surprise – many had speculated that the group would go their separate ways at least for a period of time after releasing their greatest hits album Between Us in November.

There was some speculation that the group’s hiatus could end up being a bit like One Direction’s infamous break from the band, which ultimately became permanent – however, many fans have pointed out that One Direction and Little Mix are very different bands with very different experiences.

But most fans were just happy to see Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade taking time to focus on themselves.

Others were quick to call for the group’s extraordinary legacy to be recognised at the BRIT Awards – and honestly, it’s hard not to get on board with that sentiment.

Some other very emotional fans just had to share their feelings – because they had a lot of them.

The three members of Little Mix announced their hiatus at the tail end of a busy year.

In December 2020, Jesy Nelson left the group, citing ongoing mental health difficulties. She later launched a solo career with the song “Boyz”, which she recorded with Nicki Minaj.

Since then, the three remaining Little Mix members have released their greatest hits album – and they’ve repeatedly shown how strong their bond is.

The group will appear on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (3 December) where they will perform their song “Between Us”. Their appearance was recorded shortly after they announced their hiatus on social media on Thursday (2 December).

 

 

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