Love Is Dead: One Direction’s Liam Payne Splits With Girlfriend Sophia Smith

Liam Payne Talks Wild Partying
How is the One direction singer handling fame?

It has not been a good week for Liam Payne.

After he was forced to cancel a concert due to a mysterious illness, word has gotten out that the One Direction singer has parted ways with longtime girlfriend Sophia Smith after nearly two years of dating.

“Liam and Sophia have split,” a source tells The Daily Mail. “‘Liam is incredibly sad, but is going to keep busy. He really hopes that everybody will respect both his and Sophia’s privacy and stop speculating.”

While Payne himself have yet to comment on the matter, the 22-year-old did post a very emo-sounding cryptic message on Twitter, fueling rumors that he has indeed broken up with Smith, 21.

Payne and Smith started dating in 2013 after having been childhood friends while attending school together in Wolverhampton, England.

Recently, Payne revealed that he’s spoken to Smith about getting married, telling Attitude magazine, “We have talked about 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.”