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!