X Factor 2012: Jade Ellis dated JLS star Marvin Humes!

Jade Ellis (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 finalist Jade Ellis has revealed she previously dated JLS hunk Marvin Humes!

In an interview with Look magazine, Jade explained how she and Marvin enjoyed a short lived teenage romance when they were both 15.

"I met Marvin from JLS when we were 12 because we both sang in local talent competitions," she said. "By the time we were 15 we fancied each other but were both so shy we wouldn’t talk to each other so our friends passed on messages. We had a long distance relationship from the other side of the room."

But now openly gay, Jade says: "I've always known that I didn't really like boys!"

Speaking about coming out as a teenager, Jade tells the magazine this week: "I was about 18. I've had very ignorant people shout out "lesbian" in the street, but it's not a derogatory thing to me.

"I'm a lesbian. I just have to teach my daughter (Cayden, six) that not everybody uses the brain they were born with."

Jade is one of the final three girls in Tulisa's category along with Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan, and will kick off her campaign to win the show this Saturday night.

Quizzed on why she was doing the show, Jade added: "I've lived in my flat for three years and not been able to afford a carpet.

"I feel like a failure because my daughter and I haven't got curtains and a warm house. This is all for Cayden's future."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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