Feeling sad? One Direction star pines for girlfriend on Twitter

While Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik deal with their relationship woes, it seems that Liam Payne is feeling some hurt of his own.

The singer took to Twitter last night to send his girlfriend Sophia Smith a very sweet message, telling her he misses her – aww!

Posting a photo of Sophia looking gorgeous in a light-coloured one-piece swimsuit, Liam wrote: “I really miss you.” How sweet!

Liam and Sophia have been dating since 2013 but are old friends, having gone to school together.

The One Direction star’s display of love comes at a difficult time for his bandmates with Zayn currently signed off with stress, thought to be related to relationship woes with Perrie Edwards.  

Meanwhile, a rep for the band confirmed that Louis Tomlinson and his long-term love Eleanor Calder have split after four years together