14/08/2014 16:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cheryl Cole And Tre Holloway Have Split Up - And Here's Why

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole has split from American backing dancer boyfriend Tre Holloway. *Sad face*.

The Geordie lass and her ex beau called it quits this summer after a year of dating but have managed to stay friends. How very grown up of them.

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"Cheryl and Tre had a brilliant year together but the pressures of long-distance dating eventually became too much," a pal allegedly told The Mirror.

"Although Cheryl does a lot of work in America, often it is in New York, which is still a good six-hour flight away. The time difference, plus the hectic nature of Cheryl's working schedule, eventually took their toll.

"Cheryl realised that if they weren't going to live together, realistically, the relationship, just wasn't going to go anywhere.

"Despite splitting up in the summer, they met up for dinner last week just as mates and they had a great time. They remain incredibly fond of one another and their families are also still very close and in regular contact." Aww, bless.