Louis Tomlinson Splits from Longtime Girlfriend Eleanor Calder

In the wake of the news that One Direction’s Zayn Malik and his fiancée Perrie Edwards are having trouble in paradise, it’s now reported that Louis Tomlinson has split from his girlfriend of 4 years, Eleanor Calder.

“Louis and Eleanor split up two weeks ago,” his rep confirmed. “They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time.”

A friend of the 23-year-old pop star told People, “Louis is really upset about it all. They tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible, he’s away for nine months a year and they just grew apart.”

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The couple have been dating since the fall of 2011. While Tomlinson is a jet setting, world traveling pop star, Calder lives in Manchester, England, where she is a student of the University of Manchester.

The Sun is reporting that Tomlinson was spotted kissing a mystery bikini-clad woman in a pool after an all-night pool party in Bangkok. The boys were in Bangkok just last week, so was Tomlinson perhaps celebrating his newfound singledom?

A source told The Sun, “They were kissing on and off for about 15 minutes. Louis was just wearing his boxers, having stripped off to swim. They were snogging passionately. I thought it was Eleanor until she turned round. He is going to be in a bit of trouble.”

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Also last week, Malik was released from the Asia leg of their On the Road Again tour due to “stress,” and many speculate it has to do with the photos that surfaced of Malik holding hands with and getting close to a mysterious blonde woman while in Thailand.