Brace yourselves, One Direction fans – and get ready to cry the ugly cry. Liam Payne has a new girlfriend. We know – the room is spinning over here for us, too.
Rumors were circulating all weekend that Liam was dating former classmate Sophia Smith, and the 19-year-old confirmed it on Monday at a press conference for the band’s new movie This Is Us. When asked, “You’ve got a girlfriend?” Liam replied, “Yep it’s new.”
Not wanting to believe the devastating news, another reporter asked again, “What’s this about you having a new girlfriend” Liam then pointed to Sophia, who was sitting in the audience, and again said, “Yes yes I do. She’s sitting right over there. It’s not been long.”
A source close to the singer also confirmed what 1D fans were dreading. “Liam has really fallen for her. It’s getting very serious, very fast.”
“She’s a sweet normal girl who likes Liam for who he is, not because he’s in the most famous boyband in the world,” the source added.
It sounds like things are quickly heating up between the two – it was also revealed that Liam flew Sophia out to Los Angeles to join him for One Direction‘s four shows they played in the city earlier this month.