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One Direction's Liam Payne Confirms New Girlfriend

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Musicians  Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and  Liam Payne of O
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Musicians Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne of One Direction attend the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Fox/WireImage)

One Direction fans might be a bit disappointed by this news.

Liam Payne, one-fifth of the world-renowned boy band (far right in photo), has confirmed he is no longer on the market. Payne has kindled a relationship with a childhood friend, Sophia Smith. According to Yahoo! omg!, Smith turned Payne down 22 times, starting before the band was discovered on "The X Factor." Payne went so far as to fly his new flame 5,000 miles in order to see him in Los Angeles.

Payne broke up with long-term girlfriend, 24-year-old dancer Danielle Peazer, back in May, and girls all over the world will be in brokenhearted in losing another band member to a new girlfriend.

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