Jessie J is finally getting her “sparkle back” after becoming a mother.

The 36-year-old singer – who suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in 2021 – and her partner Chanan Safir Colman welcomed their son into the world a 13 months ago, and she has reflected on her journey of discovery finding her “new self” as a parent.

She wrote on Instagram: “The road to feeling like your new self after a baby is a slow one (in my opinion) and I’m still on it for sure…

“BUT the way this little boy looks at me and loves me. Phew. He is bringing my sparkle back. Just look at the last picture.”

The ‘Price Tag’ hitmaker recently admitted she felt a “huge sense of guilt” about being a mother, particularly knowing that her own experiences aren’t the same as those others who might be “struggling”.

Speaking at a Dove’s Real Beauty event in London, she explained: “I always say this, pregnancy, birth, I never thought it would come to me, I was a big advocate and still am for infertility and child loss.

“For years and years and years, that’s what I spoke about and now I’m on the other side I feel a huge sense of guilt in some way because I know so many women and men are struggling.

“So when you do have a baby, you have to understand it’s the most relatable and conversational thing you can talk about with someone but also the most unique experience and you have to understand that it’s your experience and it’s not the same as someone else’s.

“You’re allowed to be sad, you’re allowed to be OK, you’re allowed to want to go back to work two weeks, six months, two years later, whatever it is that works for you, it really is such a personal experience.”

She also urged new parents to be kind to themselves, especially in the face of “savage” criticism from people with children of their own.

She added: “Honestly, I’ve never experienced such savage people as mums. They’re the most judgemental, they can be so savage.

“You just have to give yourself grace, like you’ve just grown a whole human inside your body and birthed it outside of your body…

“I think that would be my advice, just to give yourself grace, be patient, and understand you gave birth to a whole other person. You can only do it your way.”

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