One Direction’s Liam Payne turned 20 years old on Aug. 29, 2013. According to the Daily Mail (which published paparazzi photos of Payne’s birthday activities), he spent the day filming a music video in London with his One Direction band mates. Then later that night, he partied with his girlfriend Sophia Smith at the nightclub Funky Buddha in London. Smith was also with Payne when he filmed the One Direction video.
Payne tweeted on Aug. 29, 2013: “Good morning everyone :) can’t quite believe my life there’s no bigger birthday present than what you’ve done for me in 3 years thank you xx.”
In 2012, Payne celebrated his 19th birthday at Funky Buddha, but with dancer Danielle Peazer, who was his girlfriend at the time. In May 2013, Peazer and Payne ended their on-again/off-again relationship that lasted for nearly three years.
Payne and Smith have been dating since the summer of 2013, but they have known each other since they were students at St. Peter’s Collegiate School in their hometown of Wolverhampton, England.
As previously reported, Payne told ABC’s “Nightline” that he is in a committed relationship with Smith and that he’s not available to date anyone else.
Payne brought Smith as his date to the world premiere of the 3-D documentary “One Direction: This Is Us” in London, on Aug. 20, 2013.
Meanwhile, it has not been publicly revealed which One Direction song was being filmed for the music video on Aug. 29, 2013. The Daily Mail reported that the guys in One Direction were shown playing soccer on the set of the video, which was filmed near a pie-and-mash shop in East London. During a scene in the video, One Direction’s Harry Styles is shown putting on an apron in the shop.
The title and release date for One Direction’s third album are to be announced. The only song on the album that has been announced so far is the first single, “Best Song Ever,” which immediately became a Top 10 hit in several countries after the song was released on July 22, 2013.
“Best Song Ever” plays over the end credits of “One Direction: This Is Us.” The documentary combines concert footage with behind-the-scenes footage of One Direction, the biggest-selling act to emerge from “The X Factor.” The movie arrives in U.K. cinemas on Aug. 29, 2013, and in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 30, 2013. The movie’s release date may vary in other countries.
“One Direction: This Is Us” is expected to debut at No. 1 in the U.S. Canada, the U.K. and other countries where the movie arrives in cinemas this week. The movie is also expected to be the biggest money-making documentary of 2013.