And the Boy-Band-Breakup Trend Continues with 5 Seconds of Summer

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First, Louis Tomlinson and longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder broke up. Then, Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards called off their engagement. And, most recently, Liam Payne and Sophia Smith decided to end their two-year relationship. So, what’s the anti-Cupid to do now that there are no more One Direction couples to break up this year? Move on to another huge band — 5 Seconds of Summer.

While promoting the group’s new album Sounds Good Feels Good on The Howard Stern Show, Ashton Irwin confirmed that he’s now a single man. The 21-year-old drummer started dating model Bryana Holly at the beginning of the year, but distance got the best of them and they decided to call it quits.

“I actually tried to have a relationship, and it just didn’t work out,” he said. “I’ve been away for six months. I was kind of seeing someone for about a year…I’d actually been with them for about two months out of that year.”​

Super sad, especially since it was only a few months ago that Ashton confirmed that he and Bryana were a couple and that they were actually in love.

“The place itself [Los Angeles] feels really magical. We made a lot of friends there. For songwriting purposes, it was a really great time for us. I even met a girl over there and fell in love,” he told Rolling Stone in August.

While it’s sometimes easy to see a breakup as a good thing (’cause, ya know, now the celeb can date you), many 5SOS fans are pretty upset that Brashton is no more.

Are you upset that Ash and Bry broke up? Tell us your thoughts below!

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