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Little Mix Split: All the signs the girls hinted they were set to go their separate ways

Little Mix devastated fans on Thursday as they announced they are taking a break after ‘ten amazing years’. 

Taking to Twitter, the trio revealed the news in a series of heartfelt tweets, explaining: ‘We feel the time is right to take a break so we can recharge and work on some other projects.’

However, news of the split may not comes as too much of a shock to some as the group previously dropped hints that they were set to go their separate ways in the future.

All over: Little Mix devastated fans on Thursday as they announced they are taking a break after ‘ten amazing years’

So as the music world processes the loss of one of the most successful girl groups in history, we take a look back at all the moments Little Mix showed signs they were planning to call it a day. 

Emotional song leaves them in ‘floods of tears’ 

Fans recently spotted a big sign that an announcement was on the cards as the girls admitted they’ll be in ‘floods of tears’ when performing their song Between Us on their Confetti tour next year. 

Speaking in a video shared to their Instagram last month, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall opened up about how the song made them feel, admitting it will be an emotional moment when it comes to performing it. 

Hints? However, news of the split may not comes as too much of a shock to some as the group previously dropped hints that they were set to go their separate ways in the future

Hints? However, news of the split may not comes as too much of a shock to some as the group previously dropped hints that they were set to go their separate ways in the future

Instagram: The group also shared the statement on Instagram, writing: 'We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix'

Instagram: The group also shared the statement on Instagram, writing: ‘We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix’

Perrie explained: ‘It’s a song we will never be able to get through live.’

And as the others agreed it makes them ‘cry’, she continued: ‘Every night on tour I think we are just going to be in floods of tears. It’s just such a cute, stunning song.’

Her poignant words hint that the song’s heartfelt lyrics could trigger all the emotions as they take to the stage on what will now essentially be their farewell tour.  

Between Us lyrics – a farewell song? 

Although Between Us has been dubbed the ultimate friendship anthem that looks back on the girls’ time as a band over the last 10 years, it could now be said that the track is a goodbye anthem to each other and their loyal fans. 

One line includes: ‘When the curtains close and all of the lights go down, Safe to say I’ll stay, I will always stick around’.

The line certainly alludes to the group coming to an end, with the girls reassuring that their friendship will continue no matter what. 

Another line hinting that their bond will never end despite going their separate ways reads: ‘I swear that we won’t lose this thing we found. ‘Cause love will never leave us. Nothing comes between us.’

Jade admits the opportunity to do individual things is ‘really lovely’ 

As rumours around a potential split continued to swirl over the past few months – especially in the wake of the drama surrounding former member Jesy Nelson, Jade appeared to fan the flames as she opened up on the idea of the girls doing solo projects.

In an interview with Gay Times Magazine, the singer told how the opportunity to do things individually was ‘really love’ and that the girls doing their own thing was ‘beautiful to see’.

Rumours: As split rumours continued to swirl over the past few months - especially in the wake of the drama surrounding former member Jesy Nelson, Jade appeared to fan the flames as she opened up on the idea of the girls doing solo projects (pictured in 2019)

Rumours: As split rumours continued to swirl over the past few months – especially in the wake of the drama surrounding former member Jesy Nelson, Jade appeared to fan the flames as she opened up on the idea of the girls doing solo projects (pictured in 2019)

She said: ‘Oh, this is really lovely actually’ because as an individual you’re then getting the opportunity to show the public a bit more about yourself and what you’re actually passionate about.

However, she confessed that they were still ‘terrified’ at the thought of doing something for yourself’ after a decade of constantly working as a group. 

Jade added that the trio have managed to get their work ‘balance right’ and will always ‘champion each other’s success’, but are safe in the knowledge that they will forever have Little Mix to fall back on. 

Perrie reaffirms their bond as she discusses Little Mix ‘venturing out individually’

Elsewhere, Perrie also touched on the trio’s solo projects and once again discussed their unbreakable bond, once again hinting that the end was near.

Speaking on Capital Radio earlier this month, the new mum addressed the split rumours while reassuring fans of Little Mix continuing to work together in the future.

Something to say?  Elsewhere, Perrie also touched on the trio's solo projects and once again discussed their unbreakable bond, once again hinting that the end was near

Something to say?  Elsewhere, Perrie also touched on the trio’s solo projects and once again discussed their unbreakable bond, once again hinting that the end was near

She said: ‘I think no matter what Little Mix do, whether we venture out individually, whatever we do, Little Mix is forever, like Jade said.

‘We’ll always stick together, we’ll always tour, we’ll always do things together as a group, because, Little Mix is just, it’s fire.’

Body language expert hints things weren’t right with the group for YEARS

In the wake of the news Little Mix were taking a break, body language expert Judi James reveals that the cracks began to show in the band quite some time ago, telling The Sun: ‘The wonder of Little Mix is less about splits and more about how they managed to stay together as a foursome for as long as they did.’

Looking back at pictures over their 10 year career, Judi picked up on moments which appeared to show the yearning for individuality, while another hinted that the group were in ‘crisis mode’. 

In one image of the group – including Jesy – posing at the 2017 Jingle Bell Ball, Judi notes that the group were ‘striving for their own individuality’, with Jesy rocking pink hair, while they failed to make physical contact while posing.

Breaking free? In one image of the group - including Jesy - posing at the 2017 Jingle Bell Ball, Judi notes that the group were 'striving for their own individuality', with Jesy rocking pink hair, while they failed to make physical contact while posing

Breaking free? In one image of the group – including Jesy – posing at the 2017 Jingle Bell Ball, Judi notes that the group were ‘striving for their own individuality’, with Jesy rocking pink hair, while they failed to make physical contact while posing

She penned: ‘There are also now signs of an active avoidance of touch as though the girls are growing up and no longer keen to just be seen as part of a ‘peas in a pod’ style team.’

A different snap on 2019 Brits red carpet sees the foursome donning glamorous outfits while pulling their best leggy poses for the camera.

But while it may be seen as innocent posing, Judi reckoned it was a sign of the girls heading in different directs as they, in particularly Perrie and Jesy were ‘competing for attention’.

Elsewhere, in an image taken from the group’s talent show The Search last year, Judi suggested that a tense conversation between the girls hinted that they were in ‘crisis mode’.

Competition? while it may be seen as innocent posing, Judi reckoned it was a sign of the girls heading in different directs as they, in particularly Perrie and Jesy were 'competing for attention'

Competition? while it may be seen as innocent posing, Judi reckoned it was a sign of the girls heading in different directs as they, in particularly Perrie and Jesy were ‘competing for attention’

Analysis: ‘This pose looks much more emotion-based as the girls seem lost in a meaningful discussion. Jesy sits out of the cluster here but looking back in towards the other three and the conversation and eye contact exchange seems to be between her and Perrie’

Explaining their body language, she said: ‘This pose looks much more emotion-based as the girls seem lost in a meaningful discussion. Jesy sits out of the cluster here but looking back in towards the other three and the conversation and eye contact exchange seems to be between her and Perrie.’

She added that Leigh-Anne and Jade adopted ‘passive poses’ and that group looked ‘more adult and individual’, with the body language ‘signalling the style of discussions’ they may have needed to have at the start of their career together.  

Little Mix’s break announcement was shared on social media, with their statement reading in full: ‘We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix.

‘It’s been 10 amazing years, a wonderful non-stop adventure, and we feel the time is right to take a break so we can recharge and work on some other projects.

Taking a break: Little Mix - consisting of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - have announced the group is taking a break after ‘ten amazing years’

Taking a break: Little Mix – consisting of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – have announced the group is taking a break after ‘ten amazing years’

‘We can’t thank you enough for your love and never-ending support since the beginning. We love you all SO much.’

Little Mix went on: ‘We are not splitting up – Little Mix are here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future. We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more.

‘We’re sisters and we’ll always have each other and you, the fans, in our lives. Little Mix is forever, see you on tour! Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie.’ 

Little Mix also posted a video compilation of some of their favourite moments over the years. 

Devastated Little Mix fans were quick to express their sadness at the band’s decision.

Fear not: We are not splitting up - Little Mix are here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future. We've made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can't wait to make so many more'

Fear not: We are not splitting up – Little Mix are here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future. We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more’

One wrote: ‘STOP IM CRYING,’ while another dramatically commented: ‘Crying and Sliding down a wall right now. I love you ladies so much you warm my hearts!’ 

A third reacted saying: ‘I am crying! Little mix will always be forever’ before another added: ‘So sad. I hope is not a 1D type of break.’

Many other expressed the same fear that the band would never reunite, like One Direction did after splitting in 2016 to pursue solo careers. 

Last month Little Mix continued to defy the split rumours surrounding them. 

The group appeared on Capital Breakfast to discuss their greatest hits album and to vow to keep going for years ‘like The Rolling Stones’.

The chat came after Jesy Nelson left the group last December, citing a decline in her mental health. 

Nope: Last month, Little Mix continued to defy the split rumours surrounding them

Nope: Last month, Little Mix continued to defy the split rumours surrounding them

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