One Direction's Liam Payne back with girlfriend Sophia Smith?

Published Friday, May 30 2014, 09:41 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
One Direction star Liam Payne is apparently back together with girlfriend Sophia Smith. If they ever broke up in the first place, that is.

The 'Best Song Ever' singer was filmed and pictured holding hands with Sophia while at a shopping mall in Birmingham this week.

It came after speculation the couple had ended their relationship.

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith seen leaving the Class of 92 after party held at the Chakana club in London, 12 February 2014

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Liam and Sophia together in February.

While neither Liam nor Sophia ever confirmed a split, plenty speculated that something was amiss thanks to a few cryptic posts on Liam's Twitter account, including: "Can't be without you. Worse thing I ever did was let you go. Now all I got left is the thought of you."

He later added: "The good ones goo the good ones go if u wait to long. If I could win you back I could. If I had the minutes I would turn them into hours and make love to you mind and not your body instead- all back (sic)."

Hmm… about Sophia by any chance?

One Direction perform on their 'Where We Are Tour' at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, 28 May 2014

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Liam (right) with 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson performing in Sunderland this week.

Initially there was confusing about whether he was talking about Sophia or his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Peazer. But judging by the grainy photos of him and Sophia in Birmingham, it was the latter.

Liam and university student Sophia began dating around eight months ago. They first met while attending the same school in Wolverhampton.

Last night, Liam hinted he was hanging out with Sophia by tweeting: "Just tried to help a certain someone with their uni work ... Why am I the sticker downer I'm literally the least neat person I suck aha."

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