First Public Appearance for Liam Payne Following Breaking Up with Girlfriend

Liam Payne, who used to be in the band One Direction, went out in public for the first time since he broke up with his lover of almost a year, Kate Cassidy. The singer and a friend looked like they were having a good time at the Chiltern Firehouse in London.

The appearance follows the news that he and Cassidy have broken up. She had been living with him in London but has since returned to the United States.

A person says they did not break up on bad terms and agreed to it. “There was no big row or anything – it just ran its course, and they both mutually decided to go their separate ways. Liam knows it’s the right decision; he’s been throwing himself into his music, and he is jampacked with work the rest of the year.”

They also said, “In truth, trying to juggle his career and keep his relationship alive throughout the summer and into autumn was always going to be tricky – they both realized that.”

The last time the two people who used to be together were pictured together was at the PrettyLittleThing launch party in April.