The Wanted's Max George has revealed the band split up because their personal lives drove them apart.
George told The Sun bitter rows over girlfriends, business deals and solo opportunities led to the decision to take a break after their upcoming Word of Mouth tour.
"Over the past year there has been a lot of tension," he said. "Our personal lives drove us apart. "
"Things started to happen and we were drifting. We used to be such a brotherly pact, but it started to feel like it wasn't The Wanted anymore."