Sophia Anne Smith
February 9, 1994 (age 21)
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Sophia is a student at Birmingham City University, where she studies fashion design. She has an older sister named Zoe.
Sophia is the girlfriend of One Direction’s Liam Payne. The two met in secondary school, St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England. They saw each other again in February 2013, when they both attended Andy Samuels birthday party. In August 2013, Liam flew Sophia out to L.A. during the Take Me Home US leg of the tour. He confirmed they were dating during an interview at the This Is Us press conference. They made their first public appearance at the This Is Us London premiere.
In April of 2014, rumors circled that Payne and Smith had parted ways. However, it was never confirmed. In May 2014, the two were spotted shopping in Birmingham, confirming the two were still very much together. Since then, Sophia has attended many of Liam's shows during the Where We Are Tour.
They attended Louis Tomlinson's mum's wedding. Liam challenged her to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Sophia has accompanied Liam on tour during the U.S leg of the Where We Are Tour. They also attended the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Sophia spent her 21st birthday with Liam in Australia.
Liam confirmed the song Illusion from their fourth album Four, is about his relationship with Sophia.