After nearly four years together, Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder have reportedly gone their separate ways. The couple are reported to have split several weeks ago, but chose to keep the news of their personal life out of the spotlight.
"Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago," a representative for the One Direction star confirmed People magazine. "They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time."
Louis and Eleanor have called time on their romance
A source close to 23-year-old Louis also spoke to the American publication, telling them that the singer has been left feeling hurt by the break-up.
"Louis is really upset about it all," said the friend. "They tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible, he's away for nine months a year and they just grew apart."
While Louis, whose Instagram profile photo is still a picture of himself with 22-year-old Eleanor, spends a lot of his time on the road touring with his bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, his girlfriend has been studying at the University of Manchester.
The couple, who are thought to have been first introduced to each other by 21-year-old Harry, came together for Louis' mum's wedding in July 2014.
Doncaster-born Louis and his brunette love both had starring roles in Johannah Poulston's big day and Eleanor shared a sweet snap of themselves at the nuptials with the caption: "Maid of Honour & Best Man".
The couple supporting Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics
As well as their personal social media photos, Louis and Eleanor have been spotted out and about together.
During the summer of 2012, shortly before their one year anniversary, the couple attended V Festival together, as well as several sporting events at the London Olympic Games.
The fashion fans have also stepped out at London Fashion Week and sat front row at the Unique show alongside stars including Kate Bosworth, Olivia Palermo, Pixie Geldof and Demi Lovato.