Well, this is enlightening!
We realize their once relatively equal rivalry with One Direction had devolved into a Harlem Globetrotters/Washington Generals-esque lopsided contest, but being second best at a thing is no reason to quit that thing, right?!
So why did they throw in the towel? Why now? Was it really to "pursue personal projects"?
Will Jay McGuiness return to school so he can study up to become a world-class archaeologist?
Is Nathan Sykes going home for good because he's tired of sleeping in hotel rooms on the road every night & eating mediocre room service?
Maybe Siva Kaneswaran decided he'd try his hand at fanfic writing and plans to start by penning a Larry Stylinson masterpiece!!
As it turns out, all of those guesses are way off! Max George revealed the real reason for The Wanted's break-up and, honestly, it surprised us!
It's the right time for myself and the other boys to have some time to try and achieve other things in our lives and careers
— Max George (@MaxTheWanted) January 22, 2014
Ahh, we see! That makes perfect sense, Max!! Each of you is young, hot, and relatively wealthy — why not enjoy your newfound
unemployment fun-employment and use the free-time to cross things off your bucket lists?!
But what' is it you want to achieve, Max?
Not sure yet? Don't fret, we have some suggestions!
Max could see the Great Pyramids of Egypt! Or grow out a handlebar mustache! He could learn to play Minecraft! Or deliver a baby calf with Lindsay Lohan! He could even start his own 1D cover band — ooh, you should dress in drag and call it Midnight Mammories!!!
No matter what you decide to do with all this downtime, boys, just know we're glad you came!!