This may be hard to believe, but it’s officially been four years since Austin & Ally ended. Yep, the hilarious Disney Channel series aired its final episode on January 10, 2016, and it’s seriously shocking how fast time has flown by!

As fans know, the show starred Ross LynchLaura MaranoRaini RodriguezCalum Worthy and more. Ally — played by Laura — was a shy songwriter who suffered from major stage fright while Austin — played by Ross — was a confident singer, and together they made a perfect pair. Their magical relationship started when, without Ally’s knowledge, Austin stole one of the songs she wrote. When Ally wanted to let people know that she actually wrote the tune, Austin begged her to have them work together on music instead. Eventually, she agreed, and the show documented their journey together as they tried to handle Austin’s newfound fame. It went on for four epic seasons before it ended, and everyone was pretty sad to see it go.

Between its epic laughs, iconic musical numbers and of course, the adorable romance between Austin and Ally, it was hands down a fan-favorite TV show. So why did it have to come to an end? Well, J-14 did some investigating, and we just uncovered the real reason why the epic Disney Channel show was forced to go off the air.

Scroll through our gallery to find out why Austin & Ally really ended.

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