Samantha Jade has just announced that she’ll be taking leave from her pop career.
The 27-year-old singer says she’ll be putting her career “on pause” to properly deal with the loss of her mama, Jacqui Gibbs. Jacqui passed away just five days ago, after a battle with cancer.
Here’s Sammie’s beautiful message, via Instagram:
‘Everyday is a gift. We all have to treasure each second,minute and hour of our life. I’ve decided to take my career on pause for a little while to mourn over my mothers death. My mum has been there for me through my ups and downs, if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here right now. She was such an inspiration and she fought cancers butt until the very end with strength and grace.
Mum if you’re reading this somehow from up above: I love you and I miss you so much. But I know your safe up there with God. I love you.’
The former X Factor contestant has spoken before about how important her mother was to her, how lucky she felt to have such a beautiful woman in her life, and how very much she will be missed.
We’re thinking of Sammie and her family at this time.
Here she is with her mama, as a little girl (via Instagram).
And here she is with her mama, all grown up.