Once upon a time, Liam Payne’s girlfriend was a fellow superstar singer, Cheryl. Nicknamed Chiam, the couple had no qualms about what anyone had to say about their relationship. They thrived on their love for each other and welcomed a son together. Sadly, Payne’s relationship with Cheryl couldn’t withstand the intense public scrutiny. They, therefore, called it quits in July 2018. So, what has the singer been up to since the split? Does he have a new squeeze? If yes, who is Liam Payne’s current girlfriend? All these and more you’d find in the following paragraphs.
Timeline of Liam Payne and Cheryl’s Relationship
The Meet Cute
Liam Payne and Cheryl first met on the set of X-Factor in 2008. The 14-year-old Payne was there to audition while the 24-year-old Cheryl was one of the show’s judges. She observed that he was really cute and had a bit of charisma. Fast-forward to 2015, Payne and his 1D bandmates were now global superstars while Cheryl had a thriving solo career. The two reunited at the December 2015 X-Factor finale and subsequently started dating.
They, however, did not make things official until February 2016, when they acknowledged their romance on Instagram. Following this Instagram debut, Liam Payne and his girlfriend did not attempt to hide their love anymore. They made joint public appearances at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the 2016 London Christmas Carols. They also used their social media handles to express their admiration for each other.
Liam Payne and Cheryl spent several months in relative bliss and welcomed a son, named Bear, on the 22nd of March 2017. The couple primarily focused all their energies on their son but there were just too much-unfounded rumors about them. For instance, in March 2018, reports emerged that Payne was cheating on Cheryl with his regular backup dancer named Chloe Ferns. Another report also had it that the 1D member had something going on with American singer, Katy Perry. Cheryl, however, squashed the rumors herself and declared that they were just a desperate attempt to cause troubles. Nevertheless, the rumor mill did not stop at this juncture.
Another report claimed that Cheryl was hanging out with popular actor Tom Hardy, to make her beau jealous. Payne equally dismissed the rumors as unfounded and entirely false. This pattern of intense pressure continued and Payne publicly admitted that the couple was having relationship struggles. They eventually broke up on the 30th of June 2018. They maintained that they still loved each other as family and that their son, Bear, remained their entire world.
Does Liam Payne Have a Girlfriend After Split From Cheryl?
Liam Payne is one man who believes in true love. Even though he has suffered several heartbreaks, they have not hardened him but only made him appreciate love and people so much more. The singer is now in a budding relationship with the American model and Instagram personality, Maya Henry. Henry was born on the 15th of June 2000 in Texas. She is the daughter of Thomas Henry (father) and Azteca (mother), and also has a brother named Thomas Jr. The Henry’s are relatively well-to-do and have their own web-based reality TV series known as Hangin’ with Los Henrys.
Beyond that, Liam Payne’s girlfriend is a model as well as a philanthropist. She has appeared on the covers of several magazines, including Vogue Ukraine and many others. She has also featured in some music videos including the video for Lil Nas X 2019 hit single, Old Town Road. Additionally, Maya Henry has a charity organization which is dedicated to animal welfare and providing school supplies to needy kids. This incredible young lady eventually hopes to become a lawyer and go into personal injury or human rights law.
Payne and Henry first met at a 1D meet and greet in New York in 2015. They later bumped into each other after the singer split from Cheryl and commenced a relationship in August 2019. Since then, the couple have made their romance official on Instagram as well as the red carpet. Payne has described Henry as an awesome person and his best friend. According to him, she is quite relaxed about everything and this has rubbed off on him. The singer has also revealed that his past relationship brought undue pressure on him as he used to obsess over little things. His new relationship with Henry is, however, a different ball game as he is concentrating on his happiness rather than people’s opinions.