One Direction has been going through a rocky phase the past few weeks. And now, to add to all the distress, Liam Payne and Sophia Smith have switched off their two-year long relationship. According to Hollwood Life, the 22-year-old heartthrob is totally heartbroken as his girlfriend wasn’t ready for things to be so serious.

It’s usually perceived that the male in the relationship is the one afraid of commitment and emotional bonds, but it seems Miss Smith is changing that perspective.

In an exclusive chat with Hollywood Life, an insider reveals that with the current situation, Sophia sees only two paths in front of her — either to get married or break up and live her life to the fullest. Obviously, she chose option two since she is way too young to be a wife.

The shocking news comes just a few days after One Direction cancelled their concert in Belfast due to Liam getting sick.

“Liam is incredibly sad, but is going to keep busy,” a source told Daily Mail. “He really hopes that everybody will respect both his and Sophia’s privacy and stop speculating.”

Since Liam and Sophia have been unresponsive about their relationship status, fans wish believe this as a rumor unless both of them confirm that the news is accurate.

According to People, Liam met Sophia at Wolverhampton, England, “during their early years” while they were still students.

“I didn’t actually go out with her at the time [when we were younger],” the crooner said in an interview with Attitude published in September, notes the site.

“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.”

It may help that One Direction has a hectic schedule ahead with the upcoming launch of 1D’s new album “Made in the AM” on November 13. This can help Liam get his mind off the heartbreak.

Well, if the news be true, Liam Payne is now a single man!!! – Good News Ladies!