It’s always a sad day when a couple breaks up, especially one that fans of both people involved ship hard. It’s even worse when the couple has been together for more than six months because that’s practically an eternity nowadays. The latest couple to call it quits is 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn and singer-songwriter Sam Smith after nine months together.
The pair was first seen in New York City holding hands and kissing last October. Smith confirmed any speculation about his new relationship status when he told Ellen DeGeneres only a few weeks later that he was no longer single. Both Flynn and Smith have been nothing but supportive of one another over the course of their relationship, which was especially evident on Instagram.
However, since the breakup announcement, Smith has unfollowed Flynn and deleted photos of them together. Flynn has yet to cut the singer completely out of his social media life and still follows him. Also, the incredibly adorable birthday post dedicated to Smith hasn’t been taken down yet.
He’s in a different time zone and it’s hit his birthday! Just finishing his European leg of his tour, at 26 he’s accomplished so much. He’s an angel! He makes me so fucking happy and I hope everyone goes and shares all the birthday love, it ain’t easy getting old but he’s doing it with grace thank you for everything, Samuel! Happy 26, here’s to another amazing year of life!
So many fans are wondering what exactly happened. An anonymous source close to Smith told The Sun, “Sam and Brandon had a real whirlwind romance […] But they are both so busy with their careers and unfortunately things just haven’t worked out.”
Smith also let the world in on his sad emotional state during his concert in Brooklyn on June 27. “I’m going through some sh*t,” he said, according to People. Being in a relationship is hard enough, but throw a world tour in there and no privacy, and suddenly a long-distance relationship seems almost impossible. I just hope both of them take time to grieve and care for themselves.