Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia jet to France while Harry Styles heads back to London

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They've only been dating for a short space of time but Liam Payne is proving to be one protective and caring boyfriend.

The One Direction star seems to be looking after new girlfriend Sophia Smith and affectionately put his arm around her on Wednesday evening as they dodged the crowds through the airport.

The pair have jetted to the South of France as Liam tries to take his mind off his recent fire trauma, which saw a friend rushed to hospital with severe burns.

And he seemed to have one thing on his mind - taking care of Sophia.




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She looked tired as she arrived at London's Heathrow airport ready to fly to Nice in the Cote D'Azur.

Liam, meanwhile, went for double denim with his jeans tucked into brown chunky boots, with a white T-shirt and a denim shirt over the top.

He acted the gentleman as he pulled their suitcase along, while he escorted her through the airport by placing an affectionate hand on her shoulder.

Although it was a different story for Sophia by the time they got out the other side in France.

She had decided to dress up her look by putting on an electric blue mini-skirt on, with a black polo neck tucked in.

Sophia also looked more preened as she walked through Nice airport holding Liam's hand ready to enjoy a getaway together.

The trip comes after Liam went through a trauma earlier this month which saw his balcony accidentally catch fire.

Andy Samuel, who had been marking the boyband star's 20th birthday at the singer's apartment, was left with superficial burns to his face after being engulfed by flames when a heater on the balcony exploded.

But Andy's stepfather Matthew Baker has revealed just how narrowly his son avoided further injury, and praised Liam for his quick thinking and brave actions.

He told The Mirror: ‘The lantern just exploded as Andy was lighting it and he took the full force of the flames.

'Liam helped him by beating out the flames and dousing him with water. He acted quickly and swiftly’.

Mr Baker added: 'What happened was absolutely awful. My son is very poorly. I’ve spoken to Liam on the phone and he told me exactly what happened. It’s bad enough but it could have been a lot worse.'

Liam wrote on Twitter several days later: 'Thanks for all the support at this time it's been a tough few days and it's only made me value everything so much more.'

He has since kept a low profile on the social networking site.

Harry Styles appeared in a hurry to return home as he made a quick dash through LAX airport, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday.

His haste may have been an attempt to not miss his London-bound flight, or it could have been for a very different reason altogether, as he is rumoured to have been secretly 'hooking up' with supermodel Cara Delevingne for months.

The pair only just went to see Book of Mormon at the theatre last week, and looked incredibly cosy in the West End Theatre.

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Harry was dressed in stylish attire for his journey back to London, wearing a white T-shirt, red checkered lumberjack shirt, ripped black jeans and a long black coat.

He accessorised his outfit with a silver cross necklace a pair of tan suede boots whilst carrying a small black suitcase as his hand luggage.


The Cheshire-born star kept his floppy locks suitably shiny and curly, whilst making a beeline to his departure point.



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