It’s Not Only True That Lauren Jauregui Dated Her BFF, But Also That They Split

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Before Lauren Jauregui publicly came out as bisexual in an open letter to President Trump, many people questioned her sexuality after she was seen kissing a longtime friend named Lucy Vives. While the 20- and 21-year-olds never officially confirmed their relationship, they spent a ton of time together and Harmonizers were pretty positive that their romance was legit. Not only has that speculation been confirmed, but sadly we also know that L Squared broke up.

The beautiful brunettes participated in a photo shoot back in November that was supposed to be their way of coming out, but they held onto the pictures until last night.

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“Both girls trusted me to photograph them together as sort of a coming-out, but they were nervous how their families would respond and the publicity they’d attract, especially from the Latin American community,” photographer Nicole Cartolano said about the girls’ romantic photo shoot. “‘Bare With Me’ is a compromise which allowed us to describe what Lauren called ‘love in the 21st century.’ We felt like the way that these photographs are presented are very disarming, sensual, and empowering all at once. And they’re not provocative or with ill intent. […] It was important to use their voices to show the world that this is okay, this is acceptable, in the gentlest way possible.”

The photographer added that “they dated on and off for a few years” and had a “very loving” relationship on set. While “you could tell that they’ve been best friends for a very long time,” Nicole confirmed that the girls are no longer together, but still remain super close.

“They agreed [that they’re happy the pictures were released], and Lauren said this — that it’s a reminder of a really good moment in time. Because at the time, they did really like each other. And it was a very good memory.”

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While it’s very sad that Lauren and Lucy broke up, it’s nice to know the girls are still best friends.

Lauren Jauregui’s not the first celebrity to be outed: