One Direction member and aspiring songwriter Liam Payne must have gotten an inspiration with the former X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. According to the latest news, the handsome lad confirmed that they are already dating. While the duo appears so happy, it has been reported that Sophia Smith is heartbroken upon hearing the news.

Payne made the confession on his Instagram account, where he post a photo of Versini with a sweet caption: “Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world 😘😘 hope I make you as happy as u make me X.”

More than that, ET Online also reported that a source close to the girlfriend revealed that they have been dating since the last quarter of 2015. Payne started the rumor mill by posting a cryptic Valentine message on his account with a photo of red rose attached to it.

Happy Valentine's Day baby …🌹😉😍😘

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on

The couple met in X Factor, where Payne was a contestant while Versini was the judge, hence, One Direction was formed.

Notably, both of them just ended their romantic relationship with their respective ex-partners. The Girls Aloud member just went through a divorce with Jean-Bernard Ferndandez-Versini after 19 months of marriage. This has been her second divorce after being with soccer player Ashley Cole from 2006 until 2010.

Meanwhile, Liam Payne just ended his ties with Sophia Smith last year. And as his romantic flair with Versini went public, rumors arose from somewhere that Smith felt heartbroken.

However, Smith revealed on Now Magazine that she did not feel heartbroken at all, “Yeah… I’m okay. I’m all good,” as IBTimes quoted. She also revealed that her past relationship with Payne was a bit “weird.”

“It’s SO weird. I knew about them a little bit ago, but who thought it would actually come out?” They were together for two years.

Stay tuned for more updates as this story develops.