Liam Payne has a new one! After the One Direction boyfriend broke up with longtime friend Sophia Smith in October, he now appears to have returned from the single market. However, the new love is a bit spicy.
The 22-year-old is said to be in a relationship with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini ten years older, formerly Cheryl Cole, who was his judge in 2010 on the “X Factor” talent show. Did Liam Payne, then 16, and his mentor already have a spark before One Direction existed?
Last month it was announced that singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wanted to separate from her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Is the relationship with Liam Payne the reason for the marriage? Apparently, because as “The Sun” reports, the One Direction star and the “Fight for this Love” singer have been linked since late last year. However, the relationship is said to have developed gradually from the two’s friendship over the past few months.
Liam Payne: a rose for Cheryl?
Although Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have yet to comment on the love rumors, according to “E! Online “must be confirmed. The 1D singer’s latest tattoo could also be interpreted as a proof of love. Liam Payne recently got a rose tattooed on his hand, a motif that also adorns the back and buttocks of his supposed loved one. For Valentine’s Day, the 22-year-old also posted a photo of a rose and wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day, baby,” but without mentioning who it is the symbol of love for.
It seems like it broke out between Liam Payne and his former mentor. However, we don’t blame Cheryl Cole for catching the 1D hottie. Who could say no to that?
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