The X Factor project has brought young budding talents to fore, giving them a platform for self-expression and stardom. This is what it did for the young Jade Thirlwall in 2011 and from then on, she has been enjoying not just fame but success in her chosen career. Her name Jade is derived from Spanish word piedra de la ijada which translates as “Side Stone or Gem Stone”. The musician goes by a few cute nicknames such as Cutie Mix, Pickle, Poopey which all reflects what she now embodies in terms of what she now offers the world.
Jade Thirlwall’s Age and Ethnicity
Jade Thirlwall is a multi-racial pop singer born as Jade Amelia Thirlwall on December 26, 1992, in the Southern Shield, the home of British-Yemen, England. Her ancestry is traced as English, Yemen, and Egypt. Her grandparents, Mohammid Badwi and Amelia Aziz were said to have emigrated to the United Kingdom, where they met and got married then made a home in the Southern Shield, Durham, United Kingdom.
She lived and grew up with her family in Durham with her one and only known sibling – Karl David. It was reported that her parents went their separate ways when she was but a little child. Her interest in music piqued when she was 6 years old that saw her being enrolled in a music school, Steps Dance & Fitness in South Shields. A decision that has paid off eventually as she is currently chasing her dream in that lane.
She also did not let her musical interest and talent sleep during her time at the St. Wilfrid’s Community College as she actively two part in all singing competitions and talent shows where she showcased what she has been endowed with. Her fame in her school grew that she soon became the head girl of her secondary school and got herself a few interesting nicknames like Pickle because of her petite frame.
After her secondary school, she decided to compete in larger pool and X Factor provided the platform for the aspiring pop singer. She soon auditioned for a slot in the 5th season in 2008 but alas, she could not make pass the boot camp. An undeterred Jade Thirlwall reauditioned again in 2010 and met the same brick wall.
However, she carefully planned again and reapplied for the 2011 edition, and luck finally smiled at her as she got in but did not thrive well as a solo singer which necessitated her joining forces with other 3 ladies – Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock to form the all-girls pop and rock band known as Little Mix.
That was probably the best decision made for the quartet as they ended up stealing the show at the end of the season and won the coveted prize – a recording deal with Syco Music, a recording out firm owned by Simmon Cowell the X Factor creator. They also signed with a US-based record label, Columbia Records, later that year.
Their successive outings at the X Factor got them nominations and awards in 2012; of such nomination was by the Glamour Women awards, even though they did not win it. Their consistency as a group eventually yielded them much fruit when they clinched their first Teen Choice Award in 2015 and 2016. They finally got the opportunity to be the opening act for the famous pop singer Ariana Grande during her Dangerous Woman Tour in America.
By 2017, she released a hit solo titled Shout Out To My Ex which got nominated for the British Single award (which she won) while the group also got nominated in 2018 for yet award for their hit single Touch in the BRIT Awards in 2018.
Moreover, Jade Thirlwall has made appearances in a few Disney movies; P.S. I Love You (2007) and Seven Pounds (2008). The young musician’s net worth is estimated to be about $3 million by the Capital Fm but that sum has seen an increase since her 2017 singles hit the airwaves. Her current net worth is estimated to be within $5 million.
The Little Mix band member has said she is inspired by Marcus Collins and looks up to the Beyonce Knowles.
Meet Her Parents
The parents of the Jade Thirlwall are James Thirlwall and Norma Badwi. They parted ways when Jade was young but have maintained an amicable relationship jointly playing a part in the life of their daughter. Though it is not clear what her father does, her mother, on the other hand, is a former school administrator.
Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Is Jade Thrilwall dating? The answer is an absolute yes. In fact, she has been in a couple of relationships before she hooked up with her current boyfriend Jed Elliot.
She first dated a member of the British Dance crew, Diversity, named Sam Craske for about 2 years from 2012 to 2014 before they parted ways. She met her current boyfriend Jed Elliot and the pair hit it off almost immediately- two years after she left her last relationship. The pair has been together since 2016 and they seem so good together. We wish them the best and scandal-free relationship.
Cutie Mix, as she is nicknamed, is said to be 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall and her frame is said to be supported by a weight of 49 kilograms (108 lb) while her other body parts are said to be 32 inches – bust, 23 inches – waist, and 32 inches – hips, while her shoe size is said to be 6 (US).