We were absolutely devastated by the reports that Liam Payne and Sophia Smith called it quits. But now the One Direction singer has confirmed that things are over for good — and he's really sad about it. Aww!

Liam opened up to The Sun, saying, "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."

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We are so sad they're not together anymore and understand how distance might've caused a rift between the couple. At the same time, we also get it that he's just trying to do what's best for them.

Payno also added that during the group's hiatus he is going to take time to figure things out.

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

Sounds good!

What do you think about Liam and Sophia splitting up and Liam taking time for himself? Let us know in the comments!