Is that a sound of a million hearts breaking? Liam Payne admitted to talking about marriage with girlfriend Sophia Smith in new interview

Liam Payne has admitted in a new, very candid interview that he and his girlfriend Sophia Smith have discussed getting married.

Speaking to Attitude magazine, he said that he and Sophia, who he’s known since secondary school, have talked about settling down together – but think they’re too young to do it any time soon.

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‘We have talked about marriage, but 22 seems a bit young for us,’ he said. ‘Sophia needs to go off and do what she wants to do. I don’t want her to be one of those stay-at-home girlfriends who doesn’t really do much.’

Bless! Liam appears to be a thoroughly modern gent, encouraging Sophia to pursue her own dreams before tying the knot. If that doesn’t make him a keeper, we don’t know what does!

The One Direction star also talked about his bandmate Louis Tomlinson‘s impending fatherhood, and addressed the old rumours that Louis and Harry Styles were in a secret relationship, which was dubbed ‘Larry Stylinson’ by fans. In case anyone was still on the fence about that one, Liam set the record straight.

‘When you know the ins and outs of what’s going on with people, it’s just annoying when it’s so stupid,’ he said. ‘It became like a conspiracy or a cult.’

Not all fans were happy with his subjects of discussion, though – plenty of Directioners took to Twitter to complain about Liam mentioning his bandmates.

Poor old Liam seemed to feel like he couldn’t win. In response to the criticism, he tweeted: ‘It’s funny, I thought people appreciated honesty these days.’