One Direction star Liam Payne broke hearts across the world as he was snapped holding hands with new girlfriend and fellow Wulfrunian Sophia Smith at the London premiere of the band’s debut film.
The pretty brunette was there to support her man, as he walked the red carpet in front of 70,000 adoring fans for the launch of This Is Us.
Liam, aged 19, of Wolverhampton, had confirmed earlier this week he was dating Sophia, who he met while the pair were at St Peter’s Collegiate School.
The film premiere was their first public appearance together. The pop star’s parents Geoff and Karen, who also appear in the new 3D film, also attended last night’s premiere.
Geoff today spoke of his pride at his son’s achievements and said he and Karen had a great night at the launch, mixing with the likes of JLS, McFly and Simon Cowell.
“The special moment of the night was when Liam came to Karen and myself and said, here got something to show you,” he said. “He took us on top of the stage to show us the crowd in Leicester Square.”