One Direction member Liam Payne has confirmed the rumors of him dating British pop queen Cheryl, putting a rest to stirring questions like, “Who is Liam Payne dating now?” and “What is Liam Payne’s new girlfriend’s name?” The 22-year-old singing superstar has revealed the truth about him and Cheryl on his Instagram, and the couple indeed looks great together. Liam Payne is a heartthrob and a pop sensation in his own right, and as a member of One Direction, he’s one of today’s most desirable young singers.
Liam’s Quite the Prince Charming!
Liam Payne’s desirability goes along the line of pop star Justin Bieber, former band mate Zayn Malik, and his fellow One Directioners Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. Liam has shot to unimaginable heights of stardom following the massive success of One Direction, and almost everybody knows about the band’s global reach over the past couple of years. All this makes Liam a prince charming who’s beloved by millions of teen girls, which could leave the girl he dates feeling quite insecure.
That’s not the case for Cheryl though, as the 32-year-old pop diva is just as desirable as Liam. Cheryl is one of the sexiest singers from the U.K. and has been compared to pop queens like Beyoncé and Britney Spears. Liam quite lucky to have Cheryl by his side, and he has no qualms about showing it. On March 8, Liam celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing a photo of Cheryl on his Instagram page.
How Liam Wooed Cheryl
This is just one of many cute photos Liam posted sharing his admiration for Cheryl with the world. On Valentine’s day, the Liam Payne Instagram account showed a picture with a red rose, hinting at Cheryl’s famous hip tattoo. This turned out to be the first spark for rumors of him dating Cheryl. While the couple are speculated to have started dating around Valentine’s day, their first hookup could presumably go back to the day when Liam gave his first X Factor (2008) audition. Cheryl was a judge at that time and the audition tape shows the then 14-year-old Liam Payne adorably winking at Cheryl while singing Frank Sinatra’s hit “Fly Me to the Moon”.
We could believe that Cheryl’s “yes” for moving ahead in the competition could have meant much more for Liam, now that he’s dating her! Even though their 10-year age gap irks the paparazzi and tabloids, Liam and Cheryl really do look great together, and the fact is that many a times, such an age gap can work well for a couple who thinks alike, despite having so many years between them. Cheryl’s Instagram post also shows how much fun she’s having while teasing her fans with who could be the mystery man that stole her heart. By now, we all know it’s Liam Payne!
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While Payne has previously dated models Danielle Peazer and Sophie Smith, Cheryl was married to Ashley Cole in 2006, but they got divorced in 2010. In 2014, Cheryl got married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini, but ended the marriage earlier this year. Cheryl, who is just out of her second marriage, may need a young heart to bring back joy and love, and Liam Payne suits the description quite well.
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