One Direction star Harry Styles has reportedly blamed his break up with Caroline Flack on other people getting in the way.
Now magazine quote the 18-year-old as saying the pair decided to "give up" on their relationship due to pressure from others.
"Other people didn't want it to work, in the end we decided to give up on it," the former X Factor finalist supposedly told a source.
He added: "We will remain friends."
Harry and Xtra Factor host Caroline dated for three months after getting together during last year's show, and announced they had split "by mutual decision" last month.
The source added: "[Harry and Caroline's] really was a serious relationship.
"But in the end it wasn't worth the hassle."