PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 27 February 2016 | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 27 February 2016
She split with her former One Direction beau last October after the band’s hectic schedule prevented them from seeing enough of each other.
But despite the seemingly amicable separation, Liam Payne’s ex Sophia Smith appeared to take a dig at the 22-year-old’s surprise new flame Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32, amid reports the pair have been enjoying a secret romance since December.
Just two days after Cheryl posted a racy photograph on Instagram which showed her laid seductively on a bed after a long day at London Fashion Week, Sophia hit back with her own saucy snap.
Cheryl’s famous tresses also cascaded over the pillow in her picture as she lay in nothing but a towel and fierce heels with one arm resting on her hip and the other extended above her head, while pretending to sleep.
She captioned her post: ‘Night zzzzzzzz #LFW’, while Sophia tellingly left no accompanying words with her post.
Speaking to MailOnline at the time of Sophia and Liam’s split, an inside said: 'Liam is incredibly sad, but is going to keep busy. He really hopes that everybody will respect both his and Sophia’s privacy and stop speculating.’
The former sweethearts started dating in 2013 but had been friends since their schooldays in Wolverhampton.
And Liam found the split particularly hard to deal with at the time.
The singer told The Sun on Sunday: 'I’m absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia.
Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so hard,’ he explained. 'We spent so much time apart. But in order to do right by somebody sometimes it’s better not to do what your heart wants, but to do what’s better for them.’
He explained how he would do some soul searching to find out 'who I am and what I want to be’.
It was revealed on Saturday that Liam and Cheryl, who reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini last August, have been seeing each other since December.
And it appears Liam even dedicated a romantic Instagram picture of a rose to the stunning songstress on Valentine’s Day.
The heart-throb addressed a mystery woman as he posted a single red rose on his Instagram two weeks ago, with the caption: 'Happy Valentine’s Day baby…’
He added several emoticons, including a wink, blowing a kiss and a lovestruck emoji.
At the time, 1D fans probably assumed it was a general sweet message for them, but it now takes on a whole new meaning following news of his romance with Cheryl.
The Fight For This Love singer famously got a large tattoo of roses covering her lower back and buttocks.
She told her online followers that the longest she did in one sitting was for 7-8 hours and added to another: 'I have personal meaning behind it but English roses are my favourite flowers.’
Smitten: It appears Liam even dedicated a romantic Instagram picture of a rose to the stunning songstress on Valentine’s Day
SUMMURIZING the article so you don’t have to read it:
THE STAR WARS
THE CLONE WARS
THE MUTANT WARS
THE BEARD WARS!
Which one is more real?
Which one sells more easy?
Which one matches him better?
Stay tuned and find out!
P.S. if necessary and to make it more believable,
we’ll throw in a fight in the mud with Liam as the Judge!
Oh, and in case you didn’t got the memo: Liam is straigh as an arrow and very much lovestruck in his new relationship with Cheryl! Almost as much as he was devastated after splitting up with Sophia…
Why did the SMM feel the need to add the “home soon” to this old pic? Was the selfie posted after that clearly undermined this “couple’s photo” not enough for the articles that needed to be written for WTF Wednesday?
Credit to @reminiscingintherain for pointing out this caption change.