Jaymi Hensley is just days away from hosting the RUComingOut Summer Party.
The 25-year-old Union J singer spoke to Attitude mag about the event and opened up about the moment he knew he was gay, his future with partner Ollie Marmon and of course, Union J music. Check it:
On when he knew he was gay: “I have always known. I’ve never fancied girls or wanted to sleep with them. I guess the moment that I actually realised for the first time was when I was eight. I was in a professional panto and I was in love with one of the guys in it who was about 14 or 15. Not love in a sexual way because I was 8, but I just adored him. When the panto finished I was devastated. I just missed him so much. It was easier for me though because I have always fancied boys from as far back as I can remember. So it was normal to me. There was never that moment I thought ‘What’s wrong with me? Why do I now fancy boys?’”
On Ollie: “We are great. We will get married and have kids eventually but we are both working hard to set up our future at the moment. We have been together six years which is pretty good in gay years. I’m a realist so I’m working as hard as I can now as I know my career could all be over in a year or two or five. We are hopefully going to enjoy a lot more quality time together when we are older because we worked so hard to achieve what we wanted when we were younger. We definitely want kids. Not yet, but we both do want to become parents.”
On if he ever wished he was straight: “No. There were obviously times when I got a little bullied or the odd comment but I have always been cocksure. I have always known who I am as a person and what type of person I want to be. I’m very secure in my own skin, with my sexuality and I like who I am. If someone didn’t like me purely because of my sexuality that’s their loss not mine. And if they don’t like me because of me again that’s their loss. I’m not being big-headed but I am happy being myself.”
On upcoming Union J music: “I’ve just been in the studio with George writing for the next album. We have a few songs down which all sound really good. We hope to have it out around October but we aren’t going to rush it. The most important thing is to get it right. We’re also going on a tour. We are staying together as a group but also pursuing our own individual ventures.”
Little Mix color coordinate in black and white for the Frankie and Benny’s Rays of Sunshine Concert held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night (June 7) in London, England.
The girls — Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock — rocked out the stage alongside Pixie Lott, Union J, Conor Maynard and Ella Eyre.
“What an amazing evening with the #RaysofSunshine charity, so honoured to have been involved and surrounded by so many incredible stories,” Ella, 21, wrote on Twitter after her performance at the show.
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The Vamps hit the stage for a live performance at Liverpool Echo Arena on Tuesday evening (April 28) in Liverpool, England.
The guys — Brad Simpson, Connor Ball, James McVey, and Tristan Evans — performed some of their hit songs, including “Oh, Cecilia” and “Somebody to You.”
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Also hitting the stage were the guys of Union J — JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert, and George Shelley — who also performed.
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Union J‘s Josh Cuthbert was involved in a scary car accident, TMZ reports.
The 22-year-old singer and his girlfriend, Chloe Lloyd, were reportedly “cruising around London in his Mercedes on Sunday (April 12) when the driver in front of him slammed on the brakes.”
Josh was unable to stop in time and rear-ended the car in front of him. But don’t worry, Josh and Chloe are both ok.
“Guys just wanna let you know I’m fine :) had a nasty crash but most important thing is that Chloe and I are ok! Car is in a bad way though,” Josh wrote on Twitter after the news broke.
So glad Josh and Chloe are okay!
George Shelley keeps close with some friends as he heads out to Mahiki Nightclub in London on Thursday night (April 9).
Earlier in the day, the 21-year-old Union J member was chatting up music with Caterina Lopez, band mate JJ Hamblett‘s longtime girlfriend.
“It’s suuuuch a sick song! @mscaterinalopez loved it first time! Hurry up and get back to ???????? so we can party to it,” George tweeted at her after she mentioned Tove Lo’s “Talking Body”.
Union J will be performing at Non Stop Pop this weekend.
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Josh Cuthbert and Chloe Lloyd wait for a taxi outside of Buddha-Bar in London after a date night out on Thursday night (February 26).
The 22-year-old Union J singer reunited with his bandmates the night after for a show in Hull.
“The 4 boys are united and heading to Hull. See you all there,” Josh tweeted to fans.
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He added over the weekend on Instagram, “Reunited with this bundle of joy ???? @jaymi_hensley.” Check out the shot below!