Love Island star Wes Nelson has revealed he turned a millionaire on the age of 21. The fact TV star – initially from Newcastle-under-Lyme – says though he loved the wild journey to stardom he now a lot prefers a extra low-key life.
Speaking to The Mirror forward of his first European tour as a musical artist, Wes, who attended Clayton Excessive Faculty and Newcastle Faculty, says he is completely reworked himself, ditching his “materialistic way of life”.
Now 25, and a star in his personal proper following the storming success of his hits Good To Meet Ya, See No one and have on Clear Bandit’s Drive, the previous Islander is having fun with life with out being ‘flashy’, even gifting away his £100,000 Mercedes G-Wagon.
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It is not simply fancy automobiles and costly clothes Wes is completed with. His courting life hasn’t precisely been stored underneath wraps, along with his extraordinarily public relationships taking part in out in entrance of the nation on TV in addition to throughout social media. Wes says the considered courting within the public eye now provides him the “heebie jeebies”.
He mentioned: “I’ve had fairly a couple of public relationships, and it isn’t pure. And consider it or not, I do know it sounds humorous me occurring the telly and doing completely different reveals and stuff, however I am really fairly an introvert, particularly in terms of courting.
“I choose to maintain issues non-public. I’ve actually realized to maintain issues non-public now. So it is simply I do not assume it is pure to have that many opinions and that many ideas and concepts round your relationships. So I attempt to hold my courting off display screen now.”
Wes – whose brother Curtis is knowledgeable footballer and his cousins are Olympic sprinters Ashleigh and Alex Nelson – continued: “I simply purchase a number of packs of [unbranded] white and black T-shirts more often than not and simply rinse them. I feel everybody goes via that stage you realize, I feel it is simple to get caught up in shopping for flash stuff and doing this and that and also you simply realise it isn’t for your self.
“Despite the fact that you persuade your self that you just’re shopping for this stuff to make your self pleased it would not make you happier you simply find yourself simply spending a load on garbage and yeah, I feel I am well past that once more. I am again to simply do my regular funding issues and property and clearly investing again into music is the principle the principle.
“I do not put up loads and put issues on the market loads now, I’ve simply actually taken a backseat in that sense, whether or not that is simply maturity or it is simply that I bought bored of it, I simply realised it wasn’t for me.”
He says when he first turned a music artist, he thought he wanted to look flashy, including: “I feel particularly once I began music, I had this concept that you just bought to appear like a music artist.
“However what does a music artist appear like? It seems like your self and that is the reality of it’s it should not be you making an attempt to placed on a persona and shopping for watches, chains and stuff. Do not get me flawed, it feels empowering once you put them on stage, however outdoors of that, I attempt to not be that particular person. I’ve simply realized that being an artist isn’t just about the way you look is being true to your self. And that ought to be the way you current your self.”
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