We were heartbroken to find out Liam Payne and Sophia Smith apparently broke up and now it seems there's a heartbreaking reason why they parted ways.

According to a story on Hollywood Life, Sophia initiated the split because of the direction in which their relationship was headed.

“Sophia felt that their relationship was at a point where they either made a decision to get married and settle down, or they go on and do something else and experience more of the world,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “She chose the latter because she’s still so young. Sophia has always been an independent woman and believes she has a lot to achieve. She wants to remain amicable with Liam, but knows that’ll be harder now.”

We really hope if they're no longer together they're still able to remain friends. While we are sad for this, we totally understand that Sophia possibly felt that she was too young to settle down right now and wants to experience other things as a single gal. We wish them both the best.

How do you feel about Liam and Sophia's apparent breakup? Let us know in the comments!

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