Fans wonder why Sophia isn't with the Paynes

Liam Payne loves getting the chance to spend time with his family.

The singer’s dad Geoff, mum Karen, older sisters Nicola and Ruth and their partners Nick Farnell and Thomas Gibbins jetted to Milan to see One Direction perform at the weekend.

Yesterday, Liam, 20, posted a cute black and white Instagram snap of the group together.

‘Family photo,’ Liam captioned the photo.

The Paynes‘ trip abroad was particularly memorable as Thomas, 22, asked 23-year-old Ruth to marry him there, with the location of the proposal believed to be Milan Cathedral.

Nicola, 26, later told fans that the landmark would ‘always remain special in their hearts’.

Although Directioners thought Liam‘s picture was very sweet, they couldn’t help noticing that his girlfriend Sophia Smith was missing from the line-up.

‘Awwwww where’s sophia?! LOL,’ wrote one.

Another pondered: ‘Where is Sophia??? She took this photo for you right?’

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