Chris Hughes dreamed of ‘lots of babies’ with Jesy Nelson before split

Ah, what could have been

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by Marianna Manson |
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New footage has emerged of Love Island’s Chris Hughes’ discussing having “lots of babies” with Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson before their split earlier this year.

Chris filmed a documentary with his brother Ben last year, exploring male fertility, after Ben received a testicular cancer diagnosis (aptly called Me, My Brother and Our Balls).

In the recently aired scenes, Chris visits a doctor who tells him his sperm count has improved, after fearing he was infertile, before calling his then-girlfriend to share the good news.

“Oh Jessica, I have a lot of sperm and they're very, very active,” he says. “I'm really happy."

“Yay! So we can have lots of babies?" says Jesy, to which Chris replied, "I think we can probably have three or four.”

CHECK OUT Chris Hughes and Jesy Nelson's relationship timeline


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January 2019

In January 2019, Jesy was papped giving Love Island 2017 star Chris Hughes a cheeky little snog... In a KEBAB shop! From that moment, rumours that the pair were dating were rife.

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March 2019

After weeks of rumours that Jesy and Chris were dating, the pair confirmed their romance during a trip to Ireland, posting this cosy snap to their socials.Although the pair briefly split after just three weeks of dating, they quickly rekindled their romance.

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March 2019

Since that moment, Jesy and Chris haven't been shy in expressing their love for each other, with Chris calling Jesy his 'girlfriend' during a radio interview in March 2019. Chris gushed over his new love, saying, "I'm the happiest I've ever been. It's official, she's my girlfriend. I'm so happy, she's the nicest girl I've ever met, this is no exaggeration, she's got a heart like she was your mother or something. She's so caring. We just get on like best mates, and that's the beauty about it."

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April 2019

Showing he's the best supportive boyfriend, Chris started to join Jesy at some of her Little Mix interviews, as well as posting cute snaps on social media.

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May 2019

With their relationship going well, Jesy and Chris enjoyed their first Summer together, with the pair going on romantic bike rides and enjoying each other's company.

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June 2019

In June, Chris and Jesy went on their first overseas holiday, with Chris writing on Instagram, 'Off on holiday, with my best friend ud83dudda4✈ufe0f Miss JH'.

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June 2019

Later in the month, Chris showed his love to Jesy by paying tribute to her on her birthday. Sharing a cute photo on social media, Chris wrote, 'Happy birthday to a best friend, my better half and the most caring person I could have wished to meet,' he wrote, along with a gallery of four photos of them together. 'Every day is better now. The fact I love you when I'm hungry says it all. The core to my ud83cudf4f... have the best day and keep on shining, you deserve the world ud83cudf0dud83dudda4 x' [sic]

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August 2019

After nine months of dating, Jesy sparked engagement rumours by calling Chris her 'future husband'. Sharing a video of Chris playing up to the camera, Jesy captioned the video, 'My future husband'.

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August 2019

Later that month, Jesy and Chris enjoyed their second holiday together, this time taking a trip to Bali! The pair delighted fans with loved-up posts throughout the trip, with many calling them 'goals'.


September 2019

When Jesy's BBC documentary 'Odd One Out' aired, fans of the singer were left with melted hearts after seeing how sweet Chris is towards his girlfriend. Chris revealed on the show that he has a make-up free photo of Jesy on his fridge, which he often goes to look at without her knowing.

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October 2019

Chris attended the Pride of Britain awards in October, where he gushed about his girl. When we asked what his proudest moment of the year was, he sweetly replied that it was when he asked Jesy to be his girlfriend! Aww! "That was a nice moment. She's just wonderful, we're best friends - we spend so much time together."

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October 2019

Chris later joined Jesy and the rest of the Little Mix girls on their UK tour, where he even stepped in for Jade when she was sick during rehearsals!

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November 2019

Chris broke down in tears during an interview on This Morning, whilst discussing the shocking online abuse Jesy has received in the past. He said, "She rang me, bless her, about 10 minutes after the documentary aired and she was just so overwhelmed and she just broke down on the phone to me. She's a strong girl now, she's extremely strong."Visibly upset, Chris then added, "I don't know why, but I get so emotional when I'm speaking about it."

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On 17th January 2020, Jesy and Chris celebrated their one-year anniversary! The pair shared a number of cute photos with each other, with Chris calling Jesy his 'Queen'.

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April 2020

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Jesy and Chris began dating in 2018, going official in January 2019 after they were spotted snogging in a kebab shop.

But the pressures of lockdown proved too much for the couple andthey split in April, with a source telling heat, “She split up with him last week in a phone call, as she thought the relationship had run its course.


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“There are no hard feelings. Jesy said he was surprisingly fine about it and thinks she will stay friends with him."

It was perhaps a sign of things to come that in March Jesy made it clear her feelings about having babies with Chris had changed, when she told The Sun she “couldn’t think of anything worse”.

“I’m not really sure if I want kids,” she said. “It’s never really been on my agenda. Maybe when I’m older I might change my mind.”

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