Out of all the One Direction romances, we would have said that Liam and Danielle were the least likely to split, perhaps behind Louis and Eleanor.
However, it seems that the couple have decided to call it quits after spending lots of recent time apart from each other.
The pair had been together since One Direction first competed on the X Factor back in September 2010.
Speaking with the Daily Mirror, a source said:
“They have split in the last few days because it has been more and more difficult to keep the relationship going with Liam spending more and more time away.”
The source added:
“He has hardly been able to see Danielle in recent months and the band have a world tour next year so it was only going to get harder.”
Liam and Danielle are still talking and have ended things on a good note, but it now seems that Liam is back on the market!
The Mirror continued:
“They ended things but Liam hopes they have left on good terms. She was the first real love of his life”
Though we think he’ll be taking a well-earned break from relationships for a while.
Maybe he can now join Zayn in late-night booty calls? Ahem.
We actually feel a bit sad for the pair, what do you think? Danielle was almost part of the band!