Some One Directioners have reason to mourn while others celebrate: it’s just been confirmed that Liam Payne and his girlfriend of two years, Danielle Peazer, have broken up.
Liam and Danielle first met when he was a competitor on Britain’s The X Factor and she was a back-up dancer. The two quickly got serious, and even moved in together earlier this year.
However, not everything went smoothly for the young couple. Danielle was frequently the subject of attacks from overly possessive 1D fans on Twitter. As recently as last week, Liam had to get involved after Danielle received twitter death threats from an obsessed fan.
But, what had an even bigger effect on the relationship was Liam’s growing fame. One Direction has spent a lot of time traveling to promote the band, which makes it hard for a couple to get any time alone. And, when One Direction heads out next year on a world tour, it will only mean that the two of them will see each other less.
The break up seems to be amicable. Sources say that she was Liam’s first love, and he hopes that they can stay friends.