X Factor 2012: Jade Ellis opens up about coming out as gay

Jade Ellis (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 hopeful Jade Ellis has spoken about coming out as a lesbian.

The 25-year-old, who has a six year -old daughter, wowed the judges at bootcamp to win a spot in the final six girls.

Speaking after making it to the judges' houses, Jade revealed how she struggled to find herself as a teenager.

"I had [my daughter] Caiden when I was going through a phase ware I didn't really know where I was in life. But I knew I wasn't meant to be wit a man," Jade explained.

She continued to Now magazine: "Five months after I ad my daughter, me and [my girlfriend] Heva just looked at each other and knew.

And ever since then, we've been happily together."

But it's not been easy for Jade, who admits: "I've walked to the shops before and people have shouted at me and Caiden. I can brush it off, but it didn't nice in front of my daughter."

Meanwhile fellow judges' houses star Lucy Spraggan has revealed she didn't need to come out to most of her family.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's show, Lucy explained that even her grandad found out she was gay from Google!

Browse pictures of Jade and Lucy on The X Factor 2012 below...

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