The big news in the world of Liam Payne is that fans can't find him, and when they do find him, they can't figure out if he has a girlfriend. Unlike the rest of One Direction, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are missing in action, while Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson are in Los Angeles.
Liam Payne's response to being a hermit has been to post a picture on Instagram around February 12 with a paper bag over his head that said, "I am not famous anymore." About this, MTV wrote that it was Liam Payne pretending to be Shia LaBeouf and ended their article with "Come back soon, Liam. We miss you."
Melty Fan Italia also points out on February 17 that there are rumors that Liam Payne has been sleuthing around SnapChat anonymously, but no one knows where he might be hunkering down.
What Liam Payne has been doing is scaring his fans on social media. For instance, the most shocking incident involved Liam Payne with a skull cast across his face.
As if someone threw gasoline on a fire, fans burst into flames on Valentine's Day because Liam Payne posted a picture of a rose and captioned it with "Happy Valentine's Day, baby." Naturally, Liam Payne fans instantly felt that using the word "baby" was an indicator that Liam had a new lady in his life.
There is always speculation about Liam Payne's next girlfriend, and the foreign press has plenty of those rumors. For example, Melty Fan Italia claimed around February 1 that Liam Payne's next girlfriend would be Jennifer Lopez.
They cited that Jennifer Lopez recently broke up with her boyfriend, and it was insinuated that the Payne and Lopez music collaboration could end up making them more than coworkers.
As for Melty Fan Espana, their guess is that Liam Payne and Danielle Peazer might have a future together … again. Around February 3, they speculated that Liam Payne's recent investment in Danielle Peazer's makeup company could lead to them getting back in a relationship.
According to her Instagram account, Danielle Peazer is making good use of Liam Payne's startup capital, but a February report from Music News seems to refute the idea that they will ever get back together. They quote Danielle Peazer stating the following about the investment, and the chances she will reunite with Liam Payne.
"We're definitely on good terms but it has been three years, that's a long time now we've been broken up. We're both over it, we've both moved on, we're not going to sit here and sl*g each other off but it is what it is."Although Danielle Peazer or Jennifer Lopez may be tempting options, most Liam Payne fans are still wondering if he will get back together with Sophia Smith. After all, Liam Payne said he was "devastated" by his breakup with Sophia Smith, according to Hollywood Life.
As far as observing Sophia Smith and Liam Payne together, there have been few reports. However, around February 1, Fan 2 France reported that Sophia Smith was spending time away from Liam Payne by hanging out with his stylist's' daughter, Lou Teasdale. Also around February 1, photos of Lou Teasdale taken by Sophia Smith started to appear on Instagram.
While Sophia Smith has her Instagram set to "private," Lou Teasdale frequently tags her in photos, and she recently wished Sophia Smith a happy birthday on Instagram on February 9.
Interestingly, if Liam Payne is on SnapChat a lot, he might cross paths with Sophia Smith. According to Lou Teasdale, Elle U.K. noted that Lou and her friends might be "taking over SnapChat."
While there is no confirmation that Liam Payne is in a new relationship, he has been offered a chance to make something a permanent part of his life. According to the Express and Star, Liam Payne was given an opportunity to decorate a wolf statue in his hometown of Wolverhampton.
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