Little Mix ‘could be put on hold’ as members ‘plan on launching solo careers’

Little Mix could be splitting up as the three remaining members are all planning solo careers for when their tour ends in the spring, it has been reported.

According to The Sun, Jade Thirlwall, 28, Perrie Edwards, 28, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, all have plans in the works to set up individual projects.

It comes after the departure of fourth member, Jesy Nelson, 30, in December of last year.

Music industry insiders say that the trio have been negotiating new management and record deals on the down low.

But despite their solo plans, sources say they hope to put the band on hold rather than split up.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “They’ve been pretty open with each other about it. There are a lot of meetings happening at the moment. Some of them have already done management deals.

"Leigh-Anne has signed up with Dua Lipa’s manager, Jade is cutting her teeth as a songwriter and presenter, while Perrie is working on other things too.

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“They still get on great, despite everything that has happened with Jesy. But her departure put the cat among the pigeons.

“They all know there will have to be a career beyond Little Mix, so they’ve put things in place. The plan is to see out commitments, then turn to solo projects almost immediately.

“The intention is to keep the band going too — but that’s how One Direction ended and it’s hard to believe they will have time for everything.”

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New mum Leigh-Anne is reportedly looking at expanding her acting portfolio after making her debut in the film Boxing Day, out in December.

Meanwhile, reports say Perrie, who also became a mother in August, is set to launch her own company in the coming weeks.

The band has become embroiled in scandal this week, after Leigh-Anne allegedly accused former bandmate Jesy of “blackfishing” – adopting fashion, language and musical styles from black cultures despite exclusively white heritage.

All three band members have unfollowed Jesy on social media, and things between them got even more tense after Jesy’s latest collaborator Nicki Minaj attacked Leigh-Anne on an Instagram Livestream, calling her a “jealous clown”.

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