Jonas Brothers Break Up: "It Was a Unanimous Decision"

Kevin, Joe and Nick canceled their tour three weeks ago and are now "closing a chapter"

By Zach Johnson Oct 29, 2013 12:24 PMTags
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Sorry, Jonas Brothers fans: the musical trio is officially disbanding. The pop stars made the official announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 29, just less than three weeks after they canceled their fall tour due to "a deep rift within the band."

"It's over for now," says 25-year-old Kevin Jonas, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Danielle Jonas. Drummer and vocalist Nick Jonas, 21, echoes his eldest brother's sentiments. "It's really hard to say 'forever,'" he says. "We're closing a chapter, for sure."

The group decided to call it quits on Oct. 3 when Nick shared some serious concerns about their future. "I was feeling kind of trapped," he tells People. "I needed to share my heart with my brothers."

According to Joe Jonas, however, Nick merely voiced what they all were feeling. "It was a unanimous decision," the 24-year-old solo singer explains.

After the Jonas Brothers were signed to Hollywood Records in 2005, they went on to sell more than 20 million albums worldwide. They starred in two Camp Rock movies and headlined their own Disney Channel show. In 2009, Nick formed his own blues rock band, called Nick Jonas and the Administration.

Despite their differences, the New Jersey-born stars gave fans some hope that they might reconcile. "Please hold while we get our s--t together," he tweeted Oct. 22. Nick added, "Bear with us."

Now, it seems, fans of the Jonas Brothers will have to bear with the loss of their favorite band.