X Factor winners Alex & Sierra announce Shocking Split

X Factor Season 3 winners Alex and Sierra have split as a couple and as musical duo.

The two announced the sad news in a lengthy post on Twitter on Friday, September 1, 2017.

According to Alex and Sierra, they ended their romantic relationship a year ago but kept their professional relationship going. Then, they decided to branch out and stop making music together.

We may be artists but it seems the next words are some of the hardest we’ve ever had to write.

Many of you have been keeping up with us for years; you watched us go from two kids who met on the beach in Florida in 2009 to a couple who won a TV show and a released albums and toured the country. We’ve had an awfully magical time with each other and with you. Unfortunately things change a lot in 8 years, and though we didn’t tell the public, our romantic relationship ended over a year ago…. But as everyone does know, we’ve been best friends forever and really tried to keep A&S going. However, we’ve arrived at the place where it feels better to branch out rather than continue making music together.

This last album and tour were hard on our hearts. So thank you to anyone who ever watched videos of us, bought a CD, came to see us live, bought merch, or simply enjoyed the music and listened and shared with friends. No band lasts forever, whether they dated or not, but we will cherish every memory, and our love for you will most certainly last forever. We have a lot of love for each other and ALWAYS will, and we are real people behind the screen you’re looking at, so keep that in mind before you say anything and please respect our privacy. xx

Mentored by Simon Cowell, Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton rose to fame after winning the US version of The X Factor in 2013.

The the duo released thier first album, It’s About Us in 2014.

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