He reportedly dumped her by phone, but now Chris Clark is desperate to win Jesy Nelson back, according to friends.
“Chris is pretty down in the dumps at the moment,” said an insider.
“He’s told friends that he doesn’t want to throw away what he had with Jesy. If the timing was right he would definitely give their romance another chance but he’s unsure if Jesy feels the same.”
The pair had seemed loved-up during their brief romance, but Chris was reportedly put off by Jesy’s fame and busy schedule.
“Their lives are so different, it was never going to work,” a source told The Sun. “Chris is a normal Essex lad, he’s very private and low key.
“He likes spending time with his mum and mates and not being in the spotlight.
“Jesy’s life is a world away from his. She’s a superstar, travelling the world and living in the spotlight.”
Jesy and her Little Mix bandmates are currently on their Dangerous Women tour with Ariana Grande in the USA.
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Jesy and Chris’s romance was first revealed at the Brit Awards in February, when the TOWIE star shared an Instagram photo of himself with his arms around Jesy.
“I don’t want this girl to go back to America tomorrow!” he wrote.
Jesy’s loyal fans are outraged at rumours that Chris ended the relationship during a phone call. “You’re worse than Zayn,” wrote one. “Sick,” wrote another.
The Little Mix star reportedly unfollowed Chris on Instagram and removed any photos of them together.
Jesy split from her fiance Jake Roche last year. “When you break up with someone, it is horrendous,” she said, describing it as “one of the worst pains”.