It’s not the first time we’ve seen it – someone auditions for The X Factor all loved-up with their other half, only to ditch them months later.
It’s a story as old as time!
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Eager and ambitious boy (or girl!) work their butts off to sail through the various rounds, all-the-while gushing about the love of their lives.
Then, once they’re on the home stretch or landed a post-show record deal, things often don’t look quite so rosy.
Well, that’s what it looks like has happened to the relationship of one recent X Factor star.
Kieran Alleyene from 5 After Midnight has reportedly split from his girlfriend just weeks before she was due to give birth to the baby he proudly announced he was having in the build up to last year’s X Factor final.
According to reports, Kieran, whose band signed a deal with Syco shortly after the series ended, has said he cannot see a future with girlfriend Sophie, who had been seeing for just 16 months
However, he says he will be part of his son’s life when he is born.
“No matter what our relationship status may be, I still consider Sophie to be my best friend,” Kieran told The Sun, in a statement.
“I know she will be the most amazing mother to our son. I’m looking forward to us starting a new chapter together as great friends and committed parents to our baby boy.
“We are both incredibly excited to welcome him into the world together.”
The news of her pregnancy stunned his bandmates Nathan Lewis and Jordan Lee, and mentor Louis Walsh, when he revealed that his girlfriend of under a year was having his baby.
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A spokeswoman for the band has said: “We can confirm Kieran and Sophie are no longer together. They remain close friends.”