Shock break-up for X Factor star and her man

They found love on last year’s X Factor, but it looks like it’s all over for 2013 finalists Tamera Foster and Sam Callahan.

According to reports, it was 17-year-old Tamera who called for the split, after a year together, in order to focus on her career.

While she reached the quarter-final in last year’s competition, Tamera was swiftly signed up to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.

Now, it has emerged that Tamera was told to break it off with Sam because being linked to another contestant may damage her quest for chart success.

A source told The Sun: “Tamera had strong feelings for Sam, but she is also very ambitious. It wasn’t her intention to hurt him, but she knew it was time to move on. Sam is moving on with his career and is still very ambitious so it just wasn’t going to work.”

It sounds as though we can look forward to some new music from Tamera very soon, with the star recently teasing big plans for 2015.

Taking to Twitter to address her fans, Tamera wrote: “Thank you for being so patient, I’m taking my time so I can give you the best! I won’t let you down. 2015. One love.”

We hope both singers are okay after the split!