We are still freaking out over this!
Check out both shots in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair.]
Say it isn't so!!!!
In a written letter to their fans, the first X Factor mega success explained:
"We have decided to bring our time as a band to an end. It has been the most incredible journey over the last 6 years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn't be where we are today without you."
Thank the musical gods we still have a new album — appropriately titled Goodbye — and a farewell tour to look forward to, but this is still SUCH a bummer!!!
Why are the boys doing this to us???!!! WHY??!!
Regardless of the reason, we will miss those baby faces and AHmazing sounds dearly!