Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Liam Payne might be busy promoting his new solo album, but he’s had time to give us a little bit of insight into his relationship with former X Factor mentor, Cheryl. The pair have been together for almost eighteen months and recently welcomed their first child, baby Bear, to the world.
Although Cheryl has been very private about life with the newborn, Liam has been chatting to everyone from Graham Norton to Nick Grimshaw about the awkward moment that he first met Cheryl’s dad, to the time that Cheryl actually tried to break up with him over the phone.
But despite zooming past the usual relationship milestones quicker than your average couple, Liam admitted that marriage was not on the cards for himself and Cheryl for one reason in particular.
During an interview, Liam revealed: ‘I see marriage as more of a religious thing and I’m not really a religious person, so no, not yet, unfortunately.
‘We have a baby together! Our love for each other can’t be more serious, so it is what it is I guess.’
Cheryl has been married twice before – once to football player Ashley Cole, and later to French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini – so many have speculated that the Girls Aloud singer may be keen to take things slower this time.
But if they did decide to tie the knot, one source told Now magazine: ‘Liam is throwing so much money on the relationship. He’s spent as much on a house and the wedding is going to be something to behold.’
Now that’s something we’d definitely love an invite to.