Just weeks after their romantic Australian vacation, singer Sam Smith and boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel have reportedly called it quits.
The 22-year-old Grammy nominee, who is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour, seemed to hint at an apparent split with an emotional Instagram post:
Many have interpreted Smith’s words at a Jan. 20 performance in Toronto as an implying that he and Zeizel had gone their separate ways, too. In the middle of the concert, he introduced his song “Good Thing” by telling the crowd, “This is about a very similar thing I had to do today with someone I’ve been seeing.”
“Good Thing,” a cut off Smith’s smash debut album, “In The Lonely Hour,” features lyrics which reference a breakup: “Too much of a good thing won’t be good for long/Although you made my heart sing, to stay with you would be wrong.”
The Mirror cites a new interview with The Sun, which quotes Smith as saying, “Hopefully I will find someone soon and when I do I think it will be a bit more difficult to sing songs because I will want to sing happy songs.”
In the interview, said to have been conducted following his Toronto performance, Smith added, “Right now when I’m on stage I feel like it is good for me, it is like therapy every night. The music comforts me.”
Smith, who nabbed six Grammy nominations in December, confirmed last month that he was in the “very, very, very early days” of a relationship with an extra he’d met on the set of his “Like I Can” video.
He went public with Zeizel, a dancer and model, in a series of cozy Instagram snaps over the holidays. The couple even re-enacted the iconic scene from “Titanic” in one image.