Jessie J's parents are her 'best friends'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2014
Jessie J

Jessie J

Jessie J says her "best friends" are her mum and dad and they are always the first people she turns to when she needs advice or a "hug"

Jessie J says her parents are her "best friends" and are always totally honest with her when it comes to her career.

The 'Keep Us Together' singer says the first people she'll always call when she needs advice or support are her mother Rose and dad Stephen and even at 28 she still relies on them for help.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I have two best friends that go by the name of mum and dad, I actually like them as people. I know that isn't always the case. You don't choose your family. You love them but don't have to like them but luckily I like my mum and dad and my sisters and they're always there when I need them. Even if I phone them and go, 'I need to talk to you about work but I need to not talk to you about work. Talk to me about anything but Jessie J.' They're always there."

Jessie - who has just released her third album 'Sweet Talker' - says her parents aren't nervous about criticising her or telling when they think she's doing something wrong with her music.

The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker added: "They're always there for me when I need a hug or food in my fridge or an inspirational talk or even a telling off.

"I always phone my mum and dad and go, 'How was the interview? Was it OK? What did you think?' Or, 'What did you think of this?' And they're always honest. My mum and my best friend and two of the most honest people in my life.

"The other day I recorded an acoustic song and I was like 'How was it?' And everyone was like, 'Yeah that was wicked.' And my best friend said, 'I've heard you sing it better, I think you should do it again.' And I agreed. They're the people that I want around me. People that really are honest. I need that and that's what I have in my family, my team and my close friends."

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