Another one bites the dust! Liam Payne is officially single and the last One Direction member to end a relationship in 2015, putting the entire boy band on the market!
A source confirmed to People that 22-year-old Liam split from his longtime girlfriend, Sophia Smith, after dating for over two years.
Liam and Sophia first met when they were students at Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England, but didn’t start dating until years later.
"I didn't actually go out with her at the time [when we were in school]," Liam told Attitude magazine’s September Issue. "I used to see her at school and we'd kind of chat. I asked her sister for her number. 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."
While no details about the cause of the couple’s break-up have been released, Liam did speak about his hopes for Sophia – pre-split – in his interview with Attitude magazine.
"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 said.
Liam has a jam-packed schedule these coming months, as the countdown to 1D’s Nov. 13 album begins.
And music is exactly what Liam is focusing on as the singer-songwriter wrote a cryptic tweet on Friday before news broke of the couples split, tweeting, "I love how music is always there for you when you need it most x."