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Liam Payne Opens Up About Being 'Absolutely Devastated' Following His Split From Sophia Smith

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Liam breaks his silence on his split!

It was only last week that Liam Payne revealed he and his girlfriend of two years Sophia Smith have split!

While who broke up with who, or whether the decision was mutual, remains under wraps, the One Direction singer is putting his feelings out there!

Related: Harry Styles Reunites With His Childhood Ex!

Ahead of the boy band's final show in the U.K., the 22-year-old opened up to The Sun, confessing:

"I'm absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia. Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so hard. We spent so much time apart. But in order to do right by somebody sometimes it's better not to do what your heart wants, but to do what's better for them."

Oh the pain of heartbreak!

Sadly, it doesn't sound like Liam is over his ex just yet, but he continued to reveal:

"Right now I'm looking forward to some alone time to figure out who I am and what I want to be."

Considering 1D is going on hiatus, that really does sound like the best move for the star. So, what exactly are his next moves??

"I'm starting to think about next year when we take a break from the band for a while. I'm going into music publishing, collaborating and writing songs for other artists. I'm very excited to see the business from the other side. I feel I have built up a lot of knowledge of the craft of songwriting, so I think this will work really well."

However, that doesn't mean he's completely leaving his One Direction days behind. Liam divulged:

"I still want to work with Louis [Tomlinson] as he is going into the label side of things, so the two match up perfectly. Hopefully we can develop some great artists together. I know he'll be a huge success. He has a great ear for finding talent."

Aww!! We're glad at least these two will continue to be collaborating

Until they come back!

Thoughts???

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