The Jonas Brother's have crushed the hearts of tweens everywhere with the jarring news of their split. The three-piece boy band announced via People Magazine that the rumors were true, they would be disbanding and pursuing solo ventures. Kevin Jonas told People that “It's over for now.” Rumors of the split started back in October when the Jonas Brothers canceled their US tour, which was set to hit 19 cities.
Following the cancellation, the end became even clearer when the group deactivated their Twitter account and then took to their own accounts to explain that things were looking grim for the group. Joe Jonas tweeted “Please hold while we get our shit together.”
Many reasons for the split are littering the rumor mill with reports that the there is a “deep rift” in the band because Joe Jonas has a problem with substance abuse. Although this notion hasn't been confirmed, it has been confirmed that Nick Jonas was the one to suggest them parting ways during a meeting on October 3. Nick wanted to further his career with his solo project Nick and the Administration and felt that the group was hindering him. “I was feeling kind of trapped,” he said. “I needed to share my heart with my brothers.”
The group formed in 2005 and broke-out into super stardom with baffling success, including a Grammy nomination and over 20 million copies of their albums being sold. Although the Jonas Brothers were a Disney brand, they managed to go through their careers without a classic Disney child-star melt-down or twerking at the VMAs for negative attention.
As pre-teen girls clutch onto their limited edition Jonas Brothers backpacks even tighter, they can always remember that the Jo-Bros could pull an N'Sync by the time the brothers hit their 40s and blow the dust from their skin-tight pants for a “surprise” VMA performance.