‘He’s Really Sad’: Liam Payne & Sophia Smith Split Over One Direction ‘Where We Are’ Tour?

Speculation that Liam Payne has split from Sophia Smith is continuing today with a report claiming the One Direction Where We Are tour is the reason for the break-up.

The hunk is alleged to have parted ways with his schooldays sweetheart because he wants her to make the most of her university experience without waiting to get a break from the mammoth 69-date jaunt.

“Liam said she is the sweetest girl he’s ever met and he’s really sad about the split. But he knows it was the right thing to do,” a source told The Sun.

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith (WENN)

“He wants her to enjoy university and not be sad waiting for him to come back from tour for the odd day here and there.”

The insider continued: “Liam and Sophia were inseparable and he couldn’t believe his luck when he finally landed the girl he’d spent his schooldays dreaming would one day go out with him.

“But they just didn’t know how they would be able to make a long-distance romance work. But the huge crowds of fans flocking to their gigs every night have given him everything he needs to keep going.”

Liam had alluded to heartbreak on his Twitter feed earlier this week.

“Can’t be without you. No all I got left is the thought of you. Worse thing I ever did was let you go (sic),” he wrote.

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Young Liam strikes a pose (Photo: Twitter)