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Name: Jade Ellis
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: X Factor 2012 contestant
- Jade had a brief romance with Martin Humes from JLS when she was 15
- Jade would love to sing with Lady GaGa and Stevie Wonder
- When her daughter Caiden was just 5-months-old, Jade came out as a lesbian
- If she wins The X Factor she wants to take Caiden to Disney World
Jade Ellis grew up on a rough estate in South East London. As a young girl she participated in local talent competitions where she met Marvin Humes from JLS. Jade admits they had a brief romance at the age of 15. Jade continued to follow her dream of becoming a singer by studying musical theatre at college. Since leaving college she's been working as a bike mechanic.
Jade fell pregnant with her best friend Jonni's baby at the age of 19. Shortly after this Jade came out as a lesbian. Despite this, her and Jonni have a great relationship and she says he is supportive of her current relationship with girlfriend Heba. Jade says she has a ‘happy little family’ and daughter Caiden often talks about her two mummies.
Although Jade has done her best to bring up Caiden in a loving environment, Jade really wants to build a better life for herself and her daughter. Jade is from a rough part of London and grew up surrounded by a life of crime and drugs. She came to The X Factor so she could pursue her ambition of getting a better life for her family. She dreams of buying a house with a garden and taking Caiden to Disney World.
Despite her journey to the X Factor live finals being a little rocky at times, Jade impressed with her first live performance, which saw her sing Enrique Iglesias' Hero.