After months of speculation, it was finally confirmed by the singer herself that she and Harry Styles had broken up. The news came as a shock to fans who had been watching the couple’s every move since their engagement back in April. While the break-up was very amicable and they remain good friends, it certainly wasn’t a traditional happy-ever-after for the pair.

The news wasn’t just met with sadness from fans. Many celebrities and social media users expressed their shock and confusion at the development. As the daughter of music icon Diana Ross, FKA is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been admired and emulated by many for her unique blend of R&B and pop music. The 23-year-old was signed to Emily’s List, a record label owned by Ross, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2017. She then dropped her EP, I Will Never Let You Down, a few months later in September.

After graduating from Penn, Styles began working with One Direction on their 2017 album, Fine Line, in the studio. The three-month stay in London gave him the opportunity to further explore his vocal skills and learn more about music. The English singer-songwriter released his debut solo album, Fine Turntime, in July 2018 and has since been touring and promoting it. He also collaborated with Halsey on her song ‘Never Learn’, which appears on the 2019 Disney animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet.

The pair first met at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in May. It was then that Styles made his grand entrance, walking down the red carpet holding a rose in his teeth while biting a piece of cake. The British singer has been romantically linked to Katy Perry and Selena Gomez in the past, but hasn’t confirmed or denied their existence. However, he did reveal that he believes in ‘taking a chance’ and isn’t afraid to show ‘em off if they’re good enough for him.

The singer confirmed the news of his breakup with Flowers on her Instagram after posting a sweet, seemingly peaceful image of the two of them together. “It’s been an incredible experience being in a band with @harrystyles. He’s an amazing collaborator and a true professional. I love him so much,” she wrote. “This is not a competition, but I always wanted to be the best at something. I always wanted to be the best singer in the band. This is not something I will ever let anyone else take away from me.”

While the pair’s personal life is no longer the subject of much speculation, many fans are still curious about what happened between them. Did they fight? Were they ever going to get married? Was Styles just using her to further his career?

We may never know the answers to these questions, but at least we can celebrate their incredible chemistry on-stage. The pairing proved to be a winning one as fans took to social media to share their delight at the news. One user wrote: “So happy to hear that FKA Twigs and Harry Styles have officially broken up. They were such a special couple and their chemistry was undeniable. Sending my love and prayers to both of them.”

Another added: “I’ve been crying since they broke up. Their chemistry was insane. Their love for each other was obvious. They were meant to be together. I hope they both find happiness.”

Still others expressed their relief at the news, saying: “I was starting to get worried about FKA Twigs. She hasn’t posted in a while and I heard some rumors about her and Harry Styles. Glad to hear they’re not together.”

What’s Next For FKA Twigs?

The news of Styles’ breakup with Flowers comes at a time when the singer is looking to expand his own personal brand and take his career in a different direction. The singer has said that he wants to “become the best possible version of [himself]” and has hinted at a solo album and possible collaborations with some of the biggest names in music.

As a kid, Harry Styles dreamed of being in a band and being able to play songs he loved for friends and family. He finally got his wish and it was a dream come true. Now that he’s broken up with his long-term partner, he has more time to focus on his music and career.

The 23-year-old has already stated that he wants to explore new musical directions and collaborate with some of the biggest names in the industry. He told Gigwise in October 2019 that he has “loads of ideas” for his next album and that he is “definitely taking a different approach”. While many of Styles’ collaborators are expected to be on his next album, he has also expressed the desire to work with established artists and not just up-and-comers.

It’s an exciting time to be a fan of Harry Styles’ as he explores new musical directions and dives into the next phase of his career. We can’t wait to see what happens next!