New year, new struggles. On Jan. 3, Channing Tatum’s girlfriend, Jessie J, took to Instagram to share a cryptic message with her 7.6 million followers. The singer, 30, recently reflected on the tragic passing of her bodyguard Dave. While it’s likely that Jessie has been deeply grieving in the days since, she made no mention of him in her latest emotional post.
“Starting my new year with some unexpected heavy personal stuff has only made me want to more present in my life. Spending more real time with people I love and some time with myself,” she began. “When sadness hits, it’s important we embrace it, so it doesn’t define us, and it’s for sure surfaced some emotions and things I need to work on with all my attention and love,” Jessie continued.
The brunette beauty went on to explain that she has a few things she needs to work on. “I have to practice on myself what I talk about on stage and in my music, too. In a good way,” Jessie noted, before making an official announcement.
“So, I am taking a solid break from all social media for awhile. Not forever, but for awhile. For now, anything posted will be work related by my team. [I] want to live in the moment as much as I can, and not through my phone. I love you all. Happy New Year. The year of LIVING THE best life for YOU. See you soon,” she concluded.
Unsurprisingly, Jessie disabled commenting on the post. It’s likely that she didn’t want to address the thousands of questions her fans were sure to leave. That said, shortly after her message, Jessie’s account posted a poem from a writer on Instagram: “Our stories all start and end the same way. Let’s make the pages in between worth reading.”
This time, the comment section was left active. Naturally, people began to react to her announcement. “Sending you all love and light,” one user commented. “I hope you get the rest you need. I love you,” added another.