It seems like it was only yesterday that the four fresh-faced babes we came to know as Rhythmix and then Little Mix burst into our lives, but actually, it has been a whopping four years.
You heard that, right? FOUR. YEARS.
Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson all auditioned for The X Factor 2011 as solo artists, before those talented judges thought ‘hold up, these guys would sound awesome together’ and chucked them in a band One Direction style.
Their mentor, Tulisa, then helped to guide them all the way to the final of the show, with the girls going on to win the title - making them the first, and only, ever band to win the popular show.
Oh, and they spread heapings of Girl Power along the way too.
Seriously, we genuinely loved them from the get-go.
Now the four best mates you could ever imagine, the girls are in the midst of their American promotional tour as they build up to the release of their new album, ‘Get Weird’, and it seems like we weren’t the only ones to get a bit emosh over their anniversary.
Taking to her Insta account to share the love, the gorge Jesy Nelson gushed: “Well well well I cannot believe it’s been 4 years today that I have spent every moment with these 3 nut jobs!!!
“I literally cannot imagine my life without these ladies they are my sisters my family my bestest friends in the whole wide world and everyday I love them even more than I did yesterday which I didn’t think was possible!
“We have been through so much together and everyday we get closer as a group I literally love these girls more than anything in the world and I feel so so lucky to have them by my side every day to experience this amazing journey that we are on together @jadeameliabadwi @perrieeele @leigh_love_life I feel so lucky to have met you ladies and I cannot wait to experience even more madness and excitement with yous!!!
“Here’s to the next 4 years with you queens ]]>👑👑👑💘🎶