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Alex & Sierra Have Broken Up -- Both As a Couple & As a Musical Duo

Alex & Sierra Have Broken Up -- Both As a Couple & As a Musical Duo

We have some devastating news today.

Alex & Sierra, the musical duo that won the U.S. X Factor in 2013, have broken up both as a band and as a couple.

“Though we didn’t tell the public, our romantic relationship ended over a year ago,” they wrote on their joint Twitter account today. “We’ve arrived at a point where it feels better to branch out rather than continue making music together.”

“No band lasts forever,” they continued. “Our love for you will certainly last forever. We have a lot of love for each other and ALWAYS will, and we are the real people behind the screen you’re looking at, so keep that in mind before you say anything and please respect our privacy.”

The duo penned an Instagram caption several months ago urging their fans to spend more time enjoying their music and less time “shipping” them as a couple, and those words now carry more resonance than ever.

We wish all the best for Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, and we hope they find their way as solo artists.

Read their full statement below:

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Alex & Sierra Reveal All The Ups & Downs of 'X Factor'

Alex & Sierra Reveal All The Ups & Downs of 'X Factor'

Alex & Sierra are getting real about their time on X Factor in a new podcast, revealing all the ups and downs of the show that they won back in 2013.

The duo — Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton — dished about how they got on the show and why they auditioned in the first place, as well as being dropped from their label later on.

Auditioning for anything can be a bit daunting and when asked about if Simon Cowell had said that they weren’t cut out for a musical career, Alex and Sierra pretty much had the best answer: It wouldn’t have mattered.

“No, that wouldn’t have been the case,” Alex says. “It would’ve been okay, but it wouldn’t have hurt my feelings.”

“It would’ve hurt my feelings,” Sierra adds, “but I wouldn’t have stopped [trying to pursue music]. Music is subjective. There can be people who just a few who despise your music and a hundred more who love it.”

The duo later adds that they are still grateful for the show, despite it’s Hunger Games like quality.

“I think we’re both really grateful that we did the show, with all the negatives that come with it,” Sierra says. “We’re constantly battling the stigmas of being kids from a reality TV show…but we’re doing better than we ever thought we could have.”

Listen to the full podcast HERE now!

Alex & Sierra Are Writing More Music During Their Downtime

Alex & Sierra Are Writing More Music During Their Downtime

Alex & Sierra wrapped up their tour just a few months ago — so what have they been up to since then?

Taking some needed time off!

The musical duo shared an update on their social media accounts with fans, telling them that everything was indeed fine.

“been writing lots. time to get a little rest and enjoy time with family. hope you are happy, wherever you are,” Alex and Sierra wrote on Twitter.

Later, the musicians headed to Instagram, getting even more real with their fans on what’s happening. Check it out below:

Alex & Sierra Open Up About The Impact Their Fans Have Had On Them

Alex & Sierra Open Up About The Impact Their Fans Have Had On Them

Did you get a chance to meet Alex & Sierra during their west coast tour?

The couple — Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton — opened up about meeting fans and didn’t actually realize how much of impact they really had on them.

“As we meet people on the road, and the more intimate meetings we have with people, we start to realize just how much they know about us, but we don’t know anything about them,” Alex shared.

He adds, “It’s fun getting to know people and getting to know who listens to our music and who cared about the show and who cares about us. It’s interesting…we have people from 13 year-old girls, and even younger — children as fans — and then we have had 80-year-old couples come in for our meet and greets too.”

Check out their full interview below!

#GivingTuesday: Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, & More Young Stars Encourage Giving Back

#GivingTuesday: Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, & More Young Stars Encourage Giving Back

Are you making the most of #GivingTuesday?

In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”

Followed by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday “kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving…One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.”

Young stars like Peyton List, Sabrina Carpenter, Jack Griffo, Jenna Ortega, Sarah Hyland, Alex & Sierra, Tom Daley, Cara Delevingne, Camren Bicondova, Kayla Maisonet, Violett Beane, Yara Shahidi, and Lizzy Greene are all sharing their favorite causes on social media.

Get involved! For more info, visit GivingTuesday.org.

Here are some of your favorite stars talking about #GivingTuesday:

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Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, & More JJJ Faves Tell Us Their Thanksgiving 2016 Plans!

Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, & More JJJ Faves Tell Us Their Thanksgiving 2016 Plans!

Are you ready for a fun-filled Thanksgiving this year?!

We caught up with some of our favorite stars to ask them who they’re spending the holiday with, what they are eating, and what it means for their family!

Brec Bassinger, Karan Brar, Chandler Kinney, Skai Jackson, Alex & Sierra, Eva Gutowski, Daniella Monet, Collins Key, and Cree Cicchino all all told us what their plans are!

We also caught up with Meg DeAngelis, Matthew and Benjamin Royer, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Meredith Foster, Thomas Barbusca, Madisyn Shipman, Rio Mangini, Jacob Bertrand, and Jordyn Jones.

Happy Thanksgiving, JJJ readers!

Click through the slideshow to see what these celebs are doing for 2016 Thanksgiving…

Alex & Sierra Drop Light-Focused 'Animals' Music Video - Watch Now!

Alex & Sierra Drop Light-Focused 'Animals' Music Video - Watch Now!

Check out the brand new “Animals” music video from the talented duo of Alex & Sierra!

The couple – Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton – just dropped the amazing visuals for the song, which appears on their latest album As Seen on TV.

“our video for animals is finally here !!!!” they tweeted.

In case you missed it, Alex & Sierra recently opened up about being dropped by their label during a Reddit AMA.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Alex & Sierra’s “Animals” video?


Alex & Sierra – “Animals” Music Video

Alex & Sierra Open Up About Being Dropped by Syco in Reddit AMA

Alex & Sierra Open Up About Being Dropped by Syco in Reddit AMA

Alex & Sierra opened up to their fans and new friends on a Reddit AMA this afternoon.

The musical duo dished about life after X Factor, being dropped by Syco, break up rumors, music and much more. Check out some highlights below:

On what they think would happen if they, as a couple, ever parted: Yeah, absolutely. The thing is, we’ve been best friends since we were 17/18. Now we’re both 25. And we’ve gotten our system down, but we know that the industry has broken up a lot of great bands. We could always try continuing Alex & Sierra, like other bands who have had break ups within them (ala Fleetwood Mac/No Doubt) or do the whole solo project thing but we haven’t put TOO much thought to it. We currently write and release songs together, and have a lot of fun, but we also have solo songs JUST because it’s fun to write and do something that sounds different. We’ve always thought about releasing those for free, but also wouldn’t want to start any break-up rumors, so who knows.

On X Factor and the pressure of live television: SO MUCH about being on live TV is stressful. The show would start filming at 5pm but we’d be at the studio by 6am to start hair and make-up and dress rehearsal. The entire time we’d have no less than 5 people working on us at once; clothes being tugged on, hair curled, face being painted, people interviewing us, etc.
Also, the idea that millions of people are watching you is insane. And pressure is quadrupled when you realize that if you do something really horrible, it will be on the internet forever with people making fun of you haha. I for one, am much better through writing than I am speaking (this is Sierra) so being on the show was stressful because I sounded like an unintelligent human when in fact, I’m quite the opposite haha.

On their favorite place they performed at: We honestly enjoy something in every city that we tour to… it’s the most amazing experience ever to explore places you’ve never been.
That being said, we played a wedding anniversary in the middle of the bush in Kruger National Park in South Africa…. that was insane. We were performing in what was essentially a huge tree house and could hear lions chuffing and watched elephants cross a river haha. Unreal.

On being dropped by their label (in the bio section): Prior to being on the show, we had never written music together, so we also stumbled our way through putting an album out. We were signed to Columbia Records and Syco Records, had an army of people telling us what to do, had huge photo shoots, music videos, we played the Today Show, Radio City, went on two tours with Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer & Rachel Platten…. and then no one talked to us for 3+ months. We found out we were dropped through a text message to someone we had just met who had a friend at one of the labels. So we got dropped by our labels, agency, lost our publishing deal, and our manager all at once. After having some significant, not mind blowing but significant, success. We spent some time thinking and now we have new management that rule, but we’re doing everything else independently now. We just released an EP to get music out while we work on a full length.

Read more of Alex & Sierra‘s AMA now!