The Photo That Has The Vamps Fans Thinking Brad Simpson’s Got a New GF

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Fans of The Vamps know that frontman Brad Simpson hardly ever uses his social media accounts. Seriously, he’ll disappear from Twitter for days, but fans don’t freak out because they already know that’s basically the norm for the 20-year-old singer. However, even when Brad isn’t tweeting, he still manages to get Vampettes into a frenzy. In fact, a recent snapshot had fans thinking that the “Wake Up” singer was officially off the market!

Last night, The Vamps’ manager, Joe O’Neill, posted a photo of the cutie looking extremely cozy with a girl named Candece Campbell. That’s not too big of a deal, right? A guy can totally pose for a photo with a girl he’s just friends with… but it’s the photo caption that really set fans off. In the caption, Joe wrote, “#BradsNewGirlfriend @candececampbell.”

Instagram (@joemanager)

Instagram (@joemanager)

Needless to say, dedicated fanastics started freaking the eff out. The last time we heard about Brad being in a relationship was back in 2014, when he briefly dated Fifth Harmony‘s Lauren Jauregui. Responses ranged from fans saying, “Are you kidding?” to others demanding an immediate explanation.

Shortly after fans were sufficiently in shock, Joe cleared things up, saying that the photo was meant to be a joke:


A photo posted by Joe O'Neill (@joemanager) on

So, contrary to what fans were led to believe, Brad ISN’T in a relationship with Candece. She’s actually helping the band write songs for their upcoming third album! If any lucky lady is going to be hanging with Brad, this seems like the best possible explanation — and we can’t wait to see what songs Candece helps The Vamps come up with. We just have one question: Can we get new music from The Vamps, like, ASAP?

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