AceShowbiz - %cLiam Payne% has reportedly broken his silence on his separation from his girlfriend of two years, %cSophia Smith%. The %cOne Direction% member, 22, told The Sun on Sunday, "I'm absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia."
"Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so hard," he explained. "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."
One Direction has just wrapped up their latest tour after being on the road for almost a year. They will next release their new album "Made in the A.M." on November 13, going head-to-head against %cJustin Bieber% who drops his own LP "Purpose".
After the album arrives, Liam and his bandmates are expected to take a much-needed break. "'Right now I'm looking forward to some alone time to figure out who I am and what I want to be," he said.