Happy birthday, Liam Payne! One of our favorite One Direction cuties is turning 22 years-old today, August 29! It’s been a whirlwind year for Liam, and it’s about to get even crazier! So how big of a party do you think his 1D brothers are going to throw him?
Liam Payne is 22 years-old today, August 29! Can you believe that when One Direction began, he was just a youngin’ at 17? That’s insane! Being one of the most famous boy banders in the world has to be crazy, but Liam’s living that life pretty well. We hope he has one of the happiest birthdays of all time! To hear more about the One Direction breakup drama, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Liam is definitely one of the quieter One Direction members — and that includes former ones, as well — but that doesn’t mean he’s anywhere near boring. Liam spent the year working on his music, cozying up to his lady, and doing some charity work while he was at it. Good man!
You’ve probably heard by now that One Direction is planning on taking a hiatus after their next album drops, and we’re fearing the worst — that their break will turn into a permanent breakup. We shouldn’t focus on that right now though; let’s look at the good that Liam and his band accomplished in the last year instead! They dropped their first single after Zayn Malik‘s departure, “Drag Me Down,” and it was an absolute jam. Good job, Liam!
Plus, the boys got the surprise of a lifetime when they found out that Louis Tomlinson was going to be a dad! Liam and his other bandmates said that they were thrilled to become the little baby’s uncles! What an exciting time! Liam’s musical aspirations weren’t just all focused on the band, though. In January 2015, Juicy J posted a pic of him and Liam relaxing in the studio, and it turns out they were writing together! Could this be Liam’s plan post-One Direction? We’ve still got our fingers crossed that 1D won’t actually break up, but we wouldn’t be opposed to hearing a little bit of solo Liam!
Liam spent much time being cute with girlfriend Sophia Smith, 21, like going on adorable dates to Disneyland. We just love this couple, and hope that the rumors they’re heading toward an engagement are true!
HollywoodLifers, help us wish Liam a happy birthday in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson