Louis Tomlinson splits from girlfriend

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has parted ways with girlfriend Eleanor Calder.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015, 08:18 AM IST

Los Angeles: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has parted ways with girlfriend Eleanor Calder.

The former couple split two weeks ago, a representative confirmed.

"They have not announced this as they wanted some privacy during this time," the representative said.

"Louis is really upset about it all. They tried really hard to make it work but it was just impossible, he's away for nine months a year and they just grew apart," a friend of the 23-year-old singer said.

Calder lives in Manchester, England, where she attends the University of Manchester. Tomlinson, meanwhile, has been crisscrossing all over the globe with his band. The couple had been dating since fall of 2011.