Directioners, listen up: Liam Payne is now a single man!
The 22-year-old and his girlfriend of more than two years, Sophia Smith, 21, have broken up, according to a new report. The One Direction band member first met the brunette beauty before his rise to fame while they were both students in Wolverhampton, England.
"I didn't actually go out with her at the time. She was very shy and didn't give much indication that she liked me, so I just assumed that she wasn't interested, as well as thinking, she was way too hot for me anyway," the singer told Attitude in September. They eventually got together in May of 2013.
Liam also admitted that the two had discussed marriage, but "22 seems a bit young for us. Sophia needs to go off and do what she wants to do. I don't want her to be one of those stay-at-home girlfriends who doesn't really do much," he told the mag.
Luckily, the Brit has plenty to keep him busy in the aftermath of their split. The band's next album, Made in the A.M., is being released on Nov. 13.
We know plenty of girls who'd be happy to comfort you, Liam!