Ella Henderson
Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson isn't worried about parents' arrest

ELLA Henderson isn't worried about her parents' arrest.   

The 18-year-old singer - whose parents Sean, 48, a former car salesman and Michelle, 50, are currently on bail after being arrested on suspicion of money laundering in April last year - confessed it will take a lot more than their recent run-in with the law to break her "strong family".  

She told The Mirror newspaper: "We're a very strong family, it takes a lot for me to break down or make me cry, someone would have to be terminally ill for that to happen.  

"If I have a break down, it's probably because it's that time of the month. I'm very chilled. Nothing worries me as such.   "Out of everything that goes on in the world, some of the things you think are so huge are not. What is today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper, I look at it like that."  

The 'Ghost' hitmaker - who also has brothers Patrick and Fraser, as well as a sister, Holly - added that since she shot to fame on 'The X Factor' in 2012 she has relied on her family to support her and keep her grounded.  

She explained: "There is nothing that can prepare you for that side of this career, you have to have two sides to you, the performer and the girl who wants to have a private life ... it's about balancing the two.  

"I have an amazing team and a supportive family around me, they keep me grounded and surround me with love and positivity, you block everything else out."  

Meanwhile, the blonde beauty - who has been touring the United States - also revealed she was shocked by the "mental" reaction of her fans from across the pond when she performed her debut single at the 'Good Morning America' studios in New York.   

She said: "It's just been kind of crazy since Ghost came out, the reaction was unexpected. I thought I was going out there to start from the bottom again but there was already a buzz.  

"I was at Good Morning America out in the States, there were people in Times Square staring in [the studio]. It was like I was in a gold fish bowl. It was kind of mental.  

"America is this huge place and heading out there as a UK artist is always going to be a big deal."

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