By heatworld heatworld on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 10:32
- JJ used to be a jockey and he rode in over 260 races. He won 24 times
- The other Union J boys say that JJ's always got his head in the clouds or off on another planet
- His real name is Jamie
- In November 2013 he and girlfriend Caterina Lopez became parents for the first time and welcomed son Princeton J. Alexander to the world
HERE'S A GALLERY OF JJ AND GIRLFRIEND CATERINA'S MOST LOVED-UP MOMENTS
Before becoming a big X Factor star, JJ was a jockey and was really rather good at it.
The band were formally known as Triple J when they auditioned as a trio for 2012 series of The X Factor.
At first they didn’t make it through to Bootcamp, but after fellow contestants Rough Copy were unable to participate in the next stages of the competition, they were given a second chance. The boys headed to Judges Houses as a new group called Union J with new member lovely George, who had originally applied as a solo artist. Their mentor Louis Walsh decided that they were one of his final three and sent them through to the live shows.
And the rest, as they say, is history...