Musicians Julia Michaels and JP Saxe have chosen to end their relationship.
Michaels, 28, and Saxe, 29, are splitting up after three years of dating, multiple sources have confirmed People Thursday.
DailyMail.com has reached out to a representative for Michaels for comment.
It’s over: Julia Michaels, 28, and JP Saxe, 29, have called it quits after three years together, multiple sources close to the singers confirmed to People on Thursday; seen on December 31 in LA
Julia and JP’s relationship grew out of their collaboration on the 2019 ballad If The World Was Ending. Although they co-wrote the track, it was credited to Saxe, with Michaels listed as the featured artist.
The song peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and eventually sold over three million units in the United States.
The song’s success continued with the singers earning a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, which is specifically awarded to songwriters, rather than performers, although Michaels and Saxe have duplicates on the track.
The singer-songwriters launched their relationship shortly after collaborating on the song, and they grew close to each other while quarantining together at the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Early Hits: The couple co-wrote the hit song The World Was Ending, which earned them a Grammy nomination. They had been dating for three years; seen in August 2021 in NYC
Breakup rumors have been swirling around the couple since earlier this month, when they shared dueling posts on social media that appeared to reveal breakup songs in the works.
Beginning September 9, Saxe posted a video of himself singing and playing acoustic guitar on a park bench, with the lyrics written on screen.
‘When you think of me / Do you set every memory on fire? / Do you believe that what doesn’t last forever means nothing?’ he sang, leading some fans to speculate that his relationship with Michaels had gone south.
“Cause I swear I loved you fully / And I’m sorry that I didn’t stay who we thought I would be,” he continued. ‘When you think of me, am I just another man leaving?’
Singing his truth: From September 9, Saxe posted a video of himself singing and playing acoustic guitar on a park bench, with the lyrics written onscreen suggesting it was a break up song
Michaels initially appeared to respond via since-deleted lyrics that were apparently captured in a TikTok fan video that also explained the breakup rumors.
“You’re just another man / And this is just another door / Using promises like they’re some kind of twisted foreplay,” read Michaels’ alleged lyrics. “You keep saying you’re staying / When we both know that’s not your forte.”
“Cut to: You give me one last kiss / And leave your keys there in the hall / And say you’re sorry / You never meant to hurt me like you do / Well, I’m sorry for me too” , the song continued. “For all the love I wasted on you / Baby, I’m sorry for me / Sorry for me too.”
Saxe returned to Instagram after her post and shared another set of lyrics on her main Instagram page.
“I hate myself for hurting you / but it would make it worse to fix it / wish I had found a way / to hold myself in it,” he wrote.
“I hate how I lived / your worst fears / that makes it worse / how it worked / so well for three years / and everything could be for the best in the end / but for now, I feel like I lost my best friend.’
Michaels seemed to step up the dueling breakup songs with another performance posted to her Instagram that featured her at the piano, which she captioned “A ******s live forever.”
She sang and played the piano while going through the lyrics she had previously posted.
On Wednesday, Saxe shared a clip of himself walking past a burning sofa, which promoted the September 23 release of the song and video for his single When You Think Of Me.
Michaels had another statement to make, and she returned to TikTok on Wednesday with her own video, which showed her dark in a hoodie while an unreleased breakup song she recorded played on the soundtrack.
Back and forth: Michaels seemed to step up the dueling breakup songs with another performance posted to her Instagram that featured her at the piano, which she captioned ‘A ******s live forever’
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