The sound of thousands of One Direction fans' hearts breaking can be heard across the globe, as not only has Zayn Malik proposed to Perrie Edwards, Liam Payne has also gone public with his new girlfriend.

The boybander was reported to be dating old school friend Sophia Smith earlier this week, and obviously thought the premiere the the band's film 'One Direction: This Is US' was the perfect opportunity to show off his new lady friend.

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Liam Payne and Sophia Smith

The pair were snapped arriving hand in hand at the official after-party held at the Sanderson Hotel in central London on Tuesday night.

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  • After Party For 'One Direction This Is Us' World Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Simon Cowell and Harry Styles attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

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    Niall Horan from One Direction and James Corden attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20

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    Harry Styles from One Direction (R) and guests attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20

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    Director Morgan Spurlock (back, second left), Niall Horan from One Direction (front, left) and guests attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20

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    Niall Horan from One Direction (third left), his parents Maura Gallagher and Chris Gallagher (R) and guests attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Simon Cowell attends the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

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    Liam Payne and Sophia Smith

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    Liam Payne and Sophia Smith

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    Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik

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    Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik

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    Harry Styles

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    Harry Styles

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    Harry Styles

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    Niall Horan from One Direction and James Corden attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere after party on August 20

Liam - who split with ex Danielle Peazer back in May - confirmed news of his and Sophia's romance during an interview with Yahoo's OMG! earlier this week, explaining that they had hadn't been together long.

However, she faced the wrath of One Direction fans after attending the party with Liam, forcing him to speak out in defence of their relationship on Twitter.

He tweeted: "Always sad to get on here to read horrible stuff about someone you care about. There is that old saying tho if you ain't got s**t nice to say then f**k you."

We don't think that's quite how the saying goes Liam, but we get the gist.

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    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Louis Tomlinson arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Zayn Malik arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Zayn Malik arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Fans gather ahead of the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Fans gather ahead of the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Fans arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    A general view of One Direction arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Zayn Malik arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Zayn Malik arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Morgan Spurlock arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Morgan Spurlock arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    A crying fan arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    A fan in a wedding dress arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Morgan Spurlock arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    David Seaman and Frankie Poultney arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    David Seaman and Frankie Poultney arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Tony Adams arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    David Seaman (L) Frankie Poultney (2nd l) and family arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    David Seaman and Frankie Poultney arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    A fan in a wedding dress arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Simon Cowell arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    David Seaman and Frankie Poultney arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Morgan Spurlock arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Morgan Spurlock arriving for the World Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.

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    Harry Styles arrives at the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

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    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne arrive at the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

  • Harry Styles

    Harry Styles arrives at the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

  • Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne

    Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne arrive at the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)

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