Liam Payne, Sophia Smith

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Liam Payne is a single man.

E! News confirms that the One Direction hunk and his longtime girlfriend Sophia Smith have broken up after dating for over two years. No details regarding what caused the split have been revealed.

The pair began dating in May 2013, but met much earlier when they were students in Wolverhampton, England, during their younger years.

"I didn't actually go out with her at the time [when we were younger]," Payne 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."

Liam Payne, Sophia Smith

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It wasn't lost on Liam, however, that the pair are still extremely young and have a lot to accomplish in their personal lives before planning to carry out a life together.

"We have talked about marriage, but 22 seems a bit young for us," he told the mag. "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."

While the 22-year-old singer hasn't publicly addressed his breakup, he did tweet something on Friday that may have hinted that there was trouble in paradise. "I love how music is always there for you when you need it most x," he wrote.

What about One Direction's future? Find out what the guys had to say about that.

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