It is Breakup Season!

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Ola Elshaar | oelshaar@radford.edu

It seems like 2018 has been the year for the dramatic endings. Many fans were disappointed about the announcement of the breakups of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s, and the girl group Fifth Harmony, after they have called, it quits.

The first disappointment for many people was the breakup of Gigi Hadid, the model, and Zayn Malik, the pop star who is also a former member of the well-known band One Direction. Hadid and Malik’s relationship lasted for two years. They met in 2015 at a Victoria Secret Fashion Show, where Malik took the first gesture and introduced himself to Hadid, but broke up due to a hectic schedule for the both of them according to The Sun. After the breakup, Hadid and Malik tweeted about how much they love and respect each other, and will continue to support one another no matter what.

A source reported to The Sun’s Dan Wootton that, “It’s a mutual decision so no one has completely ruled out a reunion in the future, but for now that’s not where their heads are at.”

Malik and Hadid both tweeted peaceful and civilized statements to inform their fans of their breakup right after their separation. “I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared.” Hadid wrote on her Twitter. “I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for.”

Malik responded with kind of the same statement on his Twitter by saying that he and Hadid had a meaningful and loving relationship and that he has great respect for Hadid as a person and a friend. Malik mentioned that he is grateful to all of their fans for understanding this hard decision and their privacy at this time.

The second breakup features America’s sweethearts – the lovable Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. The couple is always off and on for too long. “Jelena” as their fans tend to call them, were “on a break” before they decided to put an end to their relationship, according to Harper Bazar.

According to Billboard, Gomez, and Bieber first met back in 2009. A year later, when Bieber was just 16 and Gomez was 18, the couple shared some food at IHOP in Philadelphia, and after then they have been spotted in too many places together, and that is when their fans became suspicious of their relationship.

Fifth Harmony was very sharp about announcing that they are taking a “pause” to work on some individual enterprise and gain some experience that will hopefully affect their band in the future, and explore how they are going to survive without keeping each other’s company.

According to Billboard, Fifth Harmony announced on March 19 that, they are taking a break to focus on solo projects and personal development, even though that was such a great disappointment to many of their fans.

I was personally shocked when Fifth Harmony decided to split; even though I support their decision to build themselves and improve their musical experiences individually, but also if they chose to reunite again, that would be an excellent shot for the growth of the group.

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