Louis Tomlinson: One Direction Member Splits from Longtime Girlfriend Eleanor Calder

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Louis Tomlinson, the eldest member of the boy band One Direction, and his girlfriend of four years, Eleanor Calder, have gone their separate ways.

"Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago," a rep for One Direction said. "They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time."

Eleanor Calder has yet to publicly comment on the split, however it comes shortly after a newspaper photo showed a shirtless man presumed to be Louis Tomlinson, kissing another woman.

The Sun, a U.K. publication, claims the photo was taken at an 'all night party' in Bangkok, Thailand last week.

Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder starting dating back in 2011. He attended her college graduation from the University of Manchester last year. Some One Direction fans supported their relationship, while others believed Louis Tomlinson needed his space--and they even sent Calder nasty tweets.

News of Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder's break up comes on the heels of other big One Direction news. Zayn Malik recently left the band to go home to the U.K., with reps citing 'stress' as the reason behind his departure. It's uncertain if Zayn is even returning to 1D, and his 'stress' is believed by some to be the result of a cheating scandal as well. He and Little Mixx star Perrie Edwards have long been dating. Zayn Malik, too, was accused of cheating while in Thailand--just like Louis Tomlinson.

Maybe these One Direction boys should all vow to stay single--at least until their heyday has run its course. It has to be incredibly difficult being the girlfriend left behind while the handsome guy travels the world and is groped at by young girls everywhere. And it's clearly difficult for young men like Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik to keep their hands--and probably other body parts, too--to themselves.

How do you suppose Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne feel about all this One Direction negative hype?

Do you think Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder are done for good or might they find their way back to one another when Louis returns to the U.K.? And what about Zayn Malik? Do you think he'll find his way back to One Direction?

There's definitely some big doings with the boy band. Their fans are no doubt anxiously awaiting word on what happens next.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.