Where Jamelia is now – Loose Women exit, mystery husband and ‘miracle’ baby

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From humble beginnings recording demos in her bed room on a karaoke machine to releasing three high 40 albums and eight high 10 singles, Jamelia was an important sound of the early Noughties.

Hits together with Famous person, See it in a Boy’s Eyes, Cash and Thank You gained her 4 MOBOs, 9 BRIT Award nominations and modelling contracts with the likes of BMW, Jaguar, Fairly Polly and Reebok.

On the peak of her fame Jamelia – who turns 40 immediately – had her personal line of perfumes and hair merchandise; carried out for Nelson Mandela twice and was a daily on the catwalk for Naomi Campbell’s annual Style for Aid present.

Already a mum to daughter Teja, 19, by her music supervisor ex Terry Wallen, Jamelia and her boyfriend Darren Byfield welcomed daughter Tiani, 15, in 2005 and tied the knot in 2008 earlier than divorcing a 12 months later.

Jamelia was one of many largest stars of the Noughties

And in direction of the top of the last decade, the Birmingham-born star slowly moved away from music into TV, changing into a choose on Transfer It Like Michael Jackson in 2009 and fronting highly effective documentaries together with The Home That Made Me and Disgrace About Single Mums.

Jamelia landed a daily slot on Free Ladies however wasn’t invited again in 2017 after a backlash in opposition to her feedback about plus-sized garments.

All of it kicked off when the star stated she did not suppose it was answerable for outlets to inventory garments in bigger sizes, claiming that it helped “facilitate folks dwelling an unhealthy way of life.”

Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Jane Moore and Jamelia on Loose Women
Jamelia wasn’t invited again to Free Ladies after her feedback about plus-sized garments

She defined: “In the identical manner I do not consider {that a} dimension zero ought to be out there – it isn’t a wholesome dimension for a mean lady to be. I do not consider they [high street stores] ought to be offering garments for under that vary or above that vary.

“Sure, have specialist outlets, however it is best to really feel uncomfortable if you’re unhealthy… to be out there in each Excessive Avenue retailer, I do not suppose that is proper.”

Talking out about her departure from the present, she instructed the Birmingham Mail she hadn’t been ‘previously sacked’ however stated she doubted she could be ‘going again’.

Jamelia married Darren Byfield, but they split a year later
Jamelia married Darren Byfield, however they cut up a 12 months later

“The present goes in a unique path in the meanwhile and I don’t appear to be part of that narrative,” she stated.

And Jamelia has all the time stood by her feedback, insisting she did not say something totally different to what was being stated by the remainder of the panel and stating she felt the backlash was directed at her due to the color of her pores and skin.

She instructed Coronary heart On-line: “I am not going to beat across the bush, I believe if you find yourself black and you might be within the public eye and you might be being vocal and talking out on points – you aren’t ordinarily allowed to have sure conversations.

Jamelia's mystery husband pictured from the back as he cradles their daughter
Jamelia has saved the identification of her new husband a thriller

“[But] it is crucial to be daring and courageous, particularly as a mom of daughters, I wish to educate them that they need to say what they suppose even when it impacts them adversely. I do not thoughts that it is affected me financially, as a result of emotionally I really feel as if I am dwelling in my fact.”

In the meantime, after splitting from Darren, Jamelia stayed largely single whereas devoting herself to elevating her daughters.

However with each approaching college age, 4 years in the past she began courting within the hope of discovering that particular somebody. Nevertheless it was solely when she’d given up that she met her thriller husband, whose title and identification she refuses to share.

Jamelia cuddles her daughter True
Jamelia’s third being pregnant was fraught with concern after her waters broke at 23 weeks

Their relationship was a whirlwind – they ‘ran away’ and obtained married inside months and Jamelia fell pregnant simply weeks later.

However their happiness turned to panic when the star’s waters broke at 23 weeks and medical doctors warned she may ship at any second.

She was confined to finish mattress relaxation and managed to get to 36 weeks when daughter True arrived blissful and wholesome within the midst of the Beast from the East.

“I did not know your waters may break and you’ll nonetheless carry the infant,” she instructed Hey! journal.

“There are such a lot of issues that come together with that occuring. It was a extremely scary time for all of us.

“They maintain calling my daughter a miracle child. Going by one thing like that actually opens your eyes.”

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