The Jonas Brothers have confirmed they are splitting up after weeks of speculation about the band's future.

Earlier this month various reports suggested that the group were planning on going their separate ways when they axed their U.S. tour.

Speaking to People, Kevin Jonas confirmed the news, saying: "It's over for now."

Meanwhile Nick Jonas pitched in saying, "It's really hard to say 'forever'... We're closing a chapter, for sure."

Kevin Jonas announced at the end of August that he and wife Danielle were expecting a baby girl.