Only the Young, a band that formed in 2012 and placed seventh on X Factor UK last year, is breaking up. The quartet announced their split online. Parisa Tarjomani was the first member to drop the news, writing on her personal blog that she was leaving the band.
"I have learnt that you sometimes have to move on when things no longer make you happy. It got to the stage where performing and meeting you guys, was the only bonus for me," she wrote.
"I'd be lying if I said that there weren't times that were tough, having to go through the most difficult time of my life, but still having to go out into the public eye with a smile on my face — it wasn't easy. It really does put a huge strain and stress on you. But without you guys realizing, your constant loyalty and support does help."
Charlie George chimed in, saying that he'll always be fond of his time with the group.
It's been an amazing 3 years but I share Parisa's thoughts... Thankyou to all of you! Only the young will be my fondest memories 😘 C X— Only The Young (@OTYOfficial) November 6, 2015
It's been an amazing 3 years but I share Parisa's thoughts... Thankyou to all of you! Only the young will be my fondest memories 😘 C X
And Mikey Bromley had similar sentiments.
It's been an incredible 3 years with these losers! I miss them already :( pic.twitter.com/iKwLgcZMID— Mikey Bromley (@Mikey_Bromley) November 8, 2015
It's been an incredible 3 years with these losers! I miss them already :( pic.twitter.com/iKwLgcZMID
However, Betsey-Blue English took issue with the fact that people thought Parisa had left the group. She clarified that no one decided to leave the band, and that they all agreed they should disband.
Just want you all to know the truth. As you have all been so loyal to us I feel you deserve better. We have been...Posted by Betsy-Blue on Friday, November 6, 2015
Just want you all to know the truth. As you have all been so loyal to us I feel you deserve better. We have been...
Yikes! Sounds like they're not agreeing about how they really split up. But it seems like this is the end of an era.
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