5 After Midnight (previously 5AM)'s Kieran Alleyne has parted ways from his pregnant girlfriend.
It was revealed during last year's series that the former couple were expecting.
According to tabloid reports at the time, Kieran and his bandmates Nathan Lewis and Jordan Lee held a meeting with mentor Louis Walsh after the unexpected news.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: “It’s a whole different game now that Kieran knows he’ll soon have a family to support.
“This news has just given him and the lads even more drive to win the The X Factor.”
The boys didn't quite manage to triumph but did make the final and have since been signed by Simon Cowell's Syco record label.
But unfortunately Kieran has revealed the relationship with his girlfriend is now over.
“No matter what our relationship status may be, I still consider [her] to be my best friend," Kieran told The Sun newspaper. “I know she will be the most amazing mother to our son. I’m looking forward to us starting a new chapter together as great friends and committed parents to our baby boy.
“We are both incredibly excited to welcome him into the world together.”
A pal added to the tabloid: “Kieran will still be at the birth and all his fans and friends know how important that is to him.
"He is also committed to supporting both [his former girlfriend] and their son going forward.”
A spokeswoman for the group commented: “We can confirm Kieran and [his girlfriend] are no longer together. They remain close friends.”