The source says the breakup occurred two weeks ago, just when fans were starting to notice Prew's absence from the live audience of DWTS, and that some of Siwa's DWTS co-stars were aware of their uncoupling.
"Kylie stopped attending the show so she hasn't been seen in the audience since they split," the source said. "JoJo is focusing on the competition and giving her all. While it's a rough time for her, she's handling DWTS very professionally and still putting on a smile and giving 100 percent. She doesn't want to let down her fans."
"I struggle when anything is new, and I went through something that was new and I have never gone through before," Siwa cryptically told People in the interview. "It was tough and it is still tough. I cried about it last night and I'm probably gonna cry about it tonight because I'm 18 and I'm missing a piece of me that is the biggest piece of me, and that's okay."
The Dance Moms alum also opened up to Us Weekly about how she's been having a really difficult week (though she didn't mention why, exactly), and how she has been using her beloved craft to help get her through it.
"Everyone always says dance is an escape," she said. "This week, I really learned that."
Siwa continued: "This week was very, very extreme and something that I had never gone through and something that I've never felt before."
\u201cI\u2019ve been saying for a few days now that Jojo and Kylie must be broken up or at least taken a relationship break. But after seeing the Us Weekly interview where Jojo said dance has been an escape from something something in her personal life I think I\u2019m right. \ud83d\ude22 Sweet girl \ud83d\udc94\u201d
— Ali \u2744\ufe0f @ "Blue Eyes White Elsa" (@Ali \u2744\ufe0f @ "Blue Eyes White Elsa")
"After being my best friend for over a year, January 8th, 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my girlfriend...since then I've been the happiest I have ever been!" Siwa wrote at the time. "She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world. And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day!"