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Us Weekly reported that JoJo Siwa and her girlfriend had broken up, citing an anonymous source.
Fans have been speculating for several weeks that the pair may have split.
Siwa's team did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment to confirm the breakup.
Us Weekly reported on Wednesday that 18-year-old pop star JoJo Siwa and her girlfriend of less than a year, Kylie Prew, had broken up, citing an anonymous source.
Representatives from Siwa's team have yet to comment on the report, which follows weeks of fan speculation regarding the alleged split on social media.
JoJo and Kylie began dating in January and went public with their relationship shortly after Siwa publicly came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. The pair met on a cruise ship and were friends before they started dating, Siwa told People in April.
Us Weekly reported that the anonymous source said that Siwa and Prew broke up approximately two weeks ago, in early October, and that Prew had stopped attending the show's live recordings. Siwa herself has yet to publicly confirm the split.
These were the reasons that internet sleuths believed, prior to the report, that the two may have split.
Siwa posted on Instagram in early October about having a difficult week
On October 9, Siwa posted several clips of herself and Johnson in a "Dancing With the Stars" practice room, accompanied by a lengthy caption about her life.
"This has been a WEEK," Siwa wrote in the caption of the post. "My brain has never been so overwhelmed/overloaded with not only work but also personal life.
"Even though this week has been one of the hardest in my life for so many different reasons, it's also been one of the best," Siwa wrote towards the end of the post. "I'm thankful for every time I smiled this week and every time I smiled in the last 18 years."
In the days that followed, internet sleuths said that Siwa's discussion of difficulties in her personal life may have referenced a breakup. One TikTok from @createchaosgossip that included the Instagram post amassed over 384,000 views, and others discussing the breakup have amassed millions.
Siwa and Prew did not post about their most recent anniversary
In the past, Siwa had posted about her and Prew's major relationship anniversaries, as well as other events like National Girlfriend Day. When Siwa didn't post about the couple's nine-month anniversary, which would have been on October 8, some fans posited it as a potential sign.
Others noted that they hadn't been posting about each other as frequently as they had previously, particularly in reference to Siwa's Instagram story.
"JoJo used to post about Kylie every single day, and then, she didn't even comment on her most Instagram," TikTok user @kales_0 said in an October 10 post speculating about a potential breakup between the two that's received over 4.5 million views.
Fans also latched onto Kylie posting about Adele's new single as a sign
In mid-October, Kylie posted about Adele's new single "Easy On Me" on her Instagram story, adding the on-screen caption "this. song. on. repeat."
"Easy On Me" is Adele's first release in six years and was inspired by her divorce from Simon Konecki, which was finalized in early 2021, Insider previously reported.
While Prew's story post has since disappeared, it remains preserved in reposts on TikTok.
"So y'all are telling me that Kylie and Jojo didn't break up, yet Kylie posts this song and caption tonight?" TikTok user @deja_ru said via TikTok's text-to-speech function in a post about Kylie's Instagram story.
People were divided over speculation involving Siwa's 'Dancing With the Stars' partner
Some theorists suggested that Siwa's friendship with "Dancing With The Stars" partner Jenna Johnson, who is married, may have contributed to Siwa's breakup. Siwa, as some screenshots circulating on social media show, has referred to Johnson as her "best friend" in Instagram stories and main feed posts. There's been speculation - and pushback against it - that Siwa's partnership with Johnson may have interfered with her and Prew's relationship on TikTok.
Us Weekly's anonymous source, whose relationship to Siwa is unclear, told the magazine that Johnson is "like a big sister" to Siwa, and said that she had "nothing to do" with Siwa and Prew's alleged breakup.
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