Jessica Mauboy opened up on Sunday about how her upcoming album draws on her personal experiences, including her near split with husband Themeli Magripilis.
The pop star, 34, told The Daily Telegraph that she and Themelli almost broke up after the pressures of maintaining a long-distance relationship wore them down.
Fortunately, they managed to pull through and one of the songs on her new album called Goodbye is about that difficult time in her life.
‘That song is about when we almost broke up. We were eight years in a long distance relationship and we felt really apart,’ she began.
‘We weren’t doing things together, we weren’t creating a future. But we would never say goodbye, we couldn’t. We still always say see you later.
Jessica Mauboy, 34, (pictured) opened up on Sunday about how her upcoming album draws on her personal experiences, including her near split with husband Themeli Magripilis
‘Finally we worked out how to salvage our relationship and made the move together. Eight more years later, we’re living this beautiful life together in Sydney.’
Jessica added her husband was her inspiration when writing several tracks for the album, which will be released on Friday.
‘He’s my muse for songs. He’s so easy to write about and to write for.’
The pop star told The Daily Telegraph that she and Themelli (left) almost broke up after the pressures of maintaining a long-distance relationship wore them down
In November, Mauboy revealed she met her husband Themeli through a game of ‘truth or dare’ at a nightclub.
Speaking to The Sunday Project, the songstress recalled the awkward encounter.
‘I was out with my eight girlfriends and we happened to play this game truth or dare and I happened to say ‘dare’,’ she explained.
Mauboy didn’t disclose exactly what the dare was, but said she spotted Themeli soon afterwards and revealed she immediately made her way towards him.
Jessica and Themeli tied the knot in July 2022 and she admitted to the Sunday Times last August that it ‘took a long time’ to get there.
According to the NT News, Jessica exchanged vows at a small church ceremony in Darwin, followed by a reception for more than 300 guests at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort.
The couple, who have been dating since they were 18, got engaged in 2019 while on holiday in Greece.
Fortunately, they managed to pull through and one of the songs on her new album called Goodbye is about that difficult time in her life