One Direction's Liam Payne has reportedly broken up with girlfriend Sophia Smith according to Us Weekly

Payne and Smith had been dating for eight months and first met while attending St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England.

A source tells the magazine: "He's devastated that it's over but it was for the best." Sources go on to explain that Payne's busy schedule with the band, in addition to the long distance, led to the couple calling it quits.

Payne has taken to Twitter to post cryptic messages which appear to be about his recent  heartbreak.

We feel bad for Liam if he is heartbroken. We're sure he has his fellow bandmates for support, however, like in the case of Harry Styles joking to Niall Horan about joining Tinder last week.