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Oritsé Williams recently revealed the devastating news that he and his wife, Kazz, suffered two miscarriages that left him “inconsolable.”

The 37-year-old singer has now shared that he had “open wounds” from the baby losses, which he struggled to deal with in the public eye while getting the band back together.

JLS – made up of Oritsé, Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Aston Merrygold – announced their return in 2020, after teasing fans for months with a tour and new tracks. spoke with Marvin and Oritsé about their choice to return to the spotlight when their personal lives are very different from their 2008 debut.

The studio became a safe haven for the former X Factor stars, with the latter confessing he was just 'expressing' his heartbreak through recording music.

'I think the problem with men is that we don’t always speak and express what we feel”, shared Oritsé.

JLS made an epic comeback after the pandemic (Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Oritsé Williams was struggling with her mental health behind the scenes (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
JLS first rose to fame in 2008 on the X Factor (Photo: Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

“The loss of a baby and miscarriage are very, very, very, very difficult things to deal with,” the Beat Again hitmaker added before pausing to compose himself.

He continued: “You have a lot of question marks that will never be answered.”

The One Shot singer praised Kazz for his strength during that time and forced him to open up to her about how he was feeling instead of bottling up the pain.

The couple met on social media in 2019, taking time to get to know each other before making it official and tying the knot three years later.

Oritsé said: 'Women go through physical, emotional and psychological things when it comes to this kind of thing, but [so do] men. I was left with some scars and open wounds that needed to be healed.

Oritsé Williams and wife Kazz Kumar

Oritsé and his wife Kazz Kumar have lost two babies in the last four years (Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Paramount)
He invested his energy into recording in the studio (Photo: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)

Finally, he sought support from other men, some of whom had experienced baby loss, who were “super helpful” in his healing process.

Reflecting on his mental health, the Brit Award winner added: 'Men definitely need to talk a lot more and not keep things inside and realize that being strong and tough isn't just about minding your own business like me. Open conversations are what really needed to happen.

'I learned from it and grew. I encouraged other men to speak out and a lot of men reached out to me and said it was really helpful.'

From him His JLS bandmates were, of course, by his side, with Marvin, 39, calling the band and everyone supporting them a “dream team.”

At their peak, the quartet scored five number one singles with millions of albums sold – earning each of them a net worth of around £6 million.

Oritsé credited JLS's triumphant 2020 reunion as the 'project' that brought the 'nostalgic thing back', adding: 'Everyone seems to have followed through.'

There are a number of artists from the 80s, 90s and 2000s who have reunited this year with surprise tours and shows, from Girls Aloud to NSYNC.

When asked why there aren't more boy bands, Marvin shared, “All the boy bands, man bands, whatever you want to call us now, are all the ones that reformed.

'It's a good question, it's a very good question.'

(LR) Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes and JB Gill of JLS in 2008

Oritsé believes that the return of JLS was the 'model' for the wave of nostalgia (Photo: Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Marvin celebrated the return of N Sync (Photo: Mark Holloway/Redferns)

He enthusiastically praised the return of NSYNC and Justin Timberlake, begging them to go on a full tour instead of just making surprise appearances on stage together.

'Big fan of NSYNC. Undoubtedly. Oritsé too,” the duo laughed before blurting out their new addition to the band.

“Sam is a great guy, a lovely, lovely, lovely man,” he shared about his best friend, I'm a Celebrity and King of the Jungle, Sam Thompson.

Giving a preview of what's to come, Marvin – who is married to The Saturday's Rochelle – revealed: 'I actually met him and Oritsé in the studio.

Marvin and Rochelle Humes

Marvin is married to Rochelle, icon of The Saturday (Photo: Jeff Spicer / Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal)
He joked that JLS superfan Sam Thompson might be doing something special soon (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)

'It's lovely to see two of my boys hanging out who only met for the first time [the day before] he's crazy.'

O The Made In Chelsea star gushed about JLS while in Australia, begging Marvin for a chance to take to the stage with the group.

Sam appeared with the group on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, singing and dancing along with his idols and looking absolutely thrilled to be there.

Smiling, the Hit List host shared: “We've obviously formed a great bond. His voice is really good…'

JLS will be performing this summer at Kew The Music, Shrewsbury and Edinburgh Castle – tickets are available now from

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