Poor Liam Payne. The One Direction member was ‘absolutely devastated’ by his break-up with Sophia Smith. It almost looked like he could never open his heart again — but good news! Liam revealed he has a brand new love in his life. Click to see!
Time heals all wounds, and for Liam Payne, 22, it seemed like it would take him years — or maybe decades! — to get over getting dumped by Sophia Smith, 21. However, just weeks after the incredibly sad split, Liam has moved on to a new love. And, judging by the pictures, it’s one that brings a smile to the One Direction singer’s face with every kiss.
Liam revealed his brand new joy — a puppy — in a pair of precious posts to his Instagram on Nov. 3. Liam debuted his new dog by saying “Love my puppy,” before showing a snap of the adorable pooch licking the 1D member’s ear. Awwww.
The name of the new dog wasn’t immediately revealed, though Liam did call the pet a “little monster” in one picture. We’ll have to wait and see what her or his name is when Liam decides. If his new dog is a girl, maybe Liam will call her “Olivia” after the new 1D song?
Hopefully, Liam’s new pup will help him feel better after his horrible break-up. He said he was “absolutely devastated” by the split, and that being on tour away from her was “so hard” on their relationship. The two went their separate ways after One Direction cancelled their Belfast concert over Liam’s then-mysterious illness.
Despite the problems in the relationship, Liam was blindsided by Sophia’s decision to break-up with him, as a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com that the 1D member “didn’t see it coming. In fact, Liam thought that he and Sophia would “spend their lives together.” Sadly, that would not be the case. In fact, Liam’s dedication to Sophia was the reason she pulled the plug on him, because another source told HollywoodLife.com that she wasn’t ready for such a serious relationship.
Oh well. Despite his recent heartbreak, Liam now has someone who will gladly follow him everywhere — especially if he has doggie treats, plenty of kibble and a ball to fetch.
What do you think of Liam’s new “love,” HollywoodLifers? What should Liam name his puppy? Leave your suggestions below.
— Jason Brow