Jesy Nelsons ex-boyfriend Jordan Banjo has leapt to the Little Mix singers defense ahead of her powerful documentary Odd One Out airing on BBC One tonight.
In the film, the 28-year-old bravely opens up about the time she tried to commit suicide after being pushed to the brink by vicious online trolls who savaged her appearance on a daily basis since winning The X Factor alongside bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
One particularly cruel tweet by professional bully Katie Hopkins left her severely depressed before Jesy attempted to take her own life.
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Jordan, who dated Jesy for 10 months until their split in 2013, appeared on Lorraine today where he predicted the singer may face backlash for complaining while being in one of the most successful girl groups of all time. However, the member of Diversity immediately shut Jesys critics down.
Its hard for someone in Jesys situation because where shes been so successful and shes done so much, peoples reaction will be, “Well if you want to do that you have to expect it.” Its not quite like that, he told the host.
The dancer continued: People get on a phone or they get on a keyboard – imagine if people came up to you on the street and said what they say online; its just weird.
Jordan revealed hes faced his own battles with social media pests, which has only increased since he welcomed his first child Cassius Ashley Banjo with girlfriend Naomi Courts in 2018 before the arrival of their daughter Mayowa Angel in July this year.
Especially since becoming a dad I get it worse than ever, he ranted. Comments like, “Youre not doing this right, youre not doing that right.” Its a kid, do you know what I mean?