Liam Payne getting seriously in love with former classmate

London: One Direction star Liam Payne has fallen for a former classmate, according to reports.

The British pop star is reportedly dating Sophia Smith, who attended St Peter`s Collegiate School with him in his native Wolverhampton, England, reported Contactmusic.

Smith reportedly joined Payne`s family on a trip to see the star in LA.

"Liam has really fallen for her. It`s getting very serious, very fast," a source said.

The 19-year-old has been single since splitting from girlfriend Danielle Peazer in May.