'I am so happy and terrified': Jessie J announces she is pregnant after suffering a miscarriage in 2021
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Singer Jessie J is pregnant after suffering a miscarriage in November 2021. The 'Bang Bang' singer shared an emotional video revealing the big news to her fans on her Instagram handle on Friday, January 6. The video documented the singer's pregnancy and opened with a photo of her positive pregnancy test. She flaunted her growing belly throughout the course of her pregnancy. The video includes medical scans of the growing child in addition to pictures of her dancing and cuddling her belly to her song, 'Sunflower'.
"I am so happy and terrified to finally share this," she wrote in the caption. After opening up about her miscarriage, she asked her fans, "Please be gentle with me," throughout this journey. "Honestly, ya girl just wants to ugly cry in public in a catsuit eating a chocolate-covered pickle with no questions asked," Jessie concluded her caption. Following the 'Flashlight' singer's pregnancy announcement, her friends and fans have showered her with congratulations.
Kelly Rowland wrote, “AHHHHH SCREAMING CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!” Stacey Solomon wrote, “Oh Jessie I’m so happy for you. Love you,” while Leigh-Anne Pinnock added, “Congrats beauty.” Ellie Goulding also took to the comment section and wrote, "You look completely radiant and full of joy. Many Congratulations my love."
Jessie suffered a miscarriage on November 23, 2021, and months later she took to Instagram to share her grief. An August 2022 post read, "When I was 16 years old, I wrote a list of things I wanted by the time I was 30," the singer said in a lengthy caption, adding, "[First] thing on the list was to be a Mum. Now I'm nearly 35 and some days the grief of losing a baby and it not being easy to have one, and wanting my life in that way to look completely different to what it looks like right now just overwhelms me."
She continued, hoping that by sharing her hardships, others would realize they are not alone. "I know it's healthy and normal to have days of complete sadness and to honor all the feelings that come up, good and bad. The bad isn't often at all and yes I could go through this moment right now today alone in private and usually do, but today I am here. Because I know thousands of people around the [world] feel just like I do. Maybe you read this and feel the love I have for you. I hope you can. Connecting is key. Hugging you all," she concluded.
The 'Price Tag' singer explained why she intended to have a child solely in a subsequent post. “I decided to have a baby on my own. Because it’s all I’ve ever wanted and life is short. To get pregnant was a miracle in itself and an experience I will never forget and I know I will have again. I’m still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I am strong, and I know I will be OK,” she wrote at that time.
Jessie has previously been candid about her infertility issues. In 2018, she admitted that when she was 26, doctors told her that she would never have children. According to Metro, she reportedly said, "I was told four years ago that I can’t ever have children. I don't tell you guys for sympathy because I’m one of millions of women and men that have gone through this and will go through this."
On 'The Diary of a CEO podcast' on May 2, 2022, she called her miscarriage a "silver lining" and that she got to "experience being pregnant" and that it "opened the way for me to love myself deeper."