Los Angeles: Singer Liam Payne is reportedly dating his schoolmate Sophia Smith with whom he went to St. Peter's Collegiate School, Wolverhampton, Britain.
It is his first romance since his split from long-term girlfriend Danielle Peazer in May.
The 19-year-old is so smitten with his new lady love that he flew her 5,000 miles from their home town Wolverhampton to Los Angeles to be at his side, reports mirror.co.uk.
"Liam has really fallen for her. It's getting very serious, very fast," a friend of the singer said.
They have recently been spotted partying at Funky Buddha club here.