One Direction's Liam Payne "absolutely devastated" over Sophia Smith split

Published Monday, Nov 2 2015, 10:34 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
One Direction star Liam Payne has said he is "devastated" to have split from girlfriend Sophia Smith.

It was reported at the end of October that Liam and Sophia had parted ways after two years, and now the 'Story of My Life' singer has confirmed he is single again.

Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia Smith at the Charity Great Gatsby Ball held at Bloomsbury Ballrooms - 16/4/2015.

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Speaking to The Sun on Sunday just before 1D's hiatus, 22-year-old Liam said: "I'm absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia. Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so hard. We spent so much time apart.

"But in order to do right by somebody sometimes it's better not to do what your heart wants, but to do what's better for them."

Liam and Sophia were childhood friends having attended the same school in Wolverhampton. The singer said he is now looking forward to some "alone time to figure out who I am and what I want to be".

Liam joined his bandmates Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in Sheffield on Saturday (31 October) for the final date of their 'On The Road Again' world tour before their planed hiatus.

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