Cheryl boyfriend: The real reason behind split from Liam – ‘Left holding the baby’

Cheryl and Liam Payne cut quite an attractive couple – but sadly their romance was not to be. While their split was an amicable one, it understandingly left a hole in the hearts of their fans following the birth of their son, Bear.

At the time of their split in the pair released statements on twitter reiterating their love for their family.

The post read: “We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make.

“We still have so much love for each other as a family.

“Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”

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However, in 2018 a source revealed the real reason Cheryl chose to break things off with the One Direction star was because she felt she had been left to raise their son on her own.

While Liam was performing at concerts and festivals in destinations around the world, Cheryl was at home looking after their son.

It is alleged Liam address the split within his EP First Time, which suggests that it was Cheryl who initiated the split.

Within the song Depend On It, Liam writes: “We used to be loving, touching, kissing, f***ing, like our lives depend on it.

“How’d we get to lying, crying, always fighting, like our lives depend on it?”

He also references the break up on the track Slow, where he adds: “If you’re going to let me down, let me down slow.

“Tell me what I already,    already know. I know your mind’s already made up.”

Friends of the couple have said the pair will continue to parent their two year old son, Bear together.


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The friend close to the pair said: “Cheryl and Liam worked really hard on their relationship they had troubles earlier this year and were able to get through them.

“But they’re in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it’s best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.

The pal added: “Both Cheryl and Liam have successful careers that take a lot of time, which didn’t always make things easy. There were ups and downs for a long time.”

Since the break up Liam has moved to various model girlfriends, with his most recent being 19 year old Maya Henry.


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Cheryl has stayed single as she hopes to find a sperm donation to have a second child.

she told The Times: “You could meet somebody and for that year it feels incredible,

“but there is never a guarantee because there are so many variables that can happen. Life is a funny old game”

In January Cheryl and Liam’s relationship was referenced on The Greatest Dancer when Cheryl’s fellow judge Todrick Hall who after an acts performance said: “Well maybe you could date him a few years after he was on the show, that’s been done before.”


Todrick’s dig was in reference to how the parents of two-year-old Bear met when Liam first auditioned on the X Factor in 2008 where at the time Cheryl was a judge.

Cheryl will appear on the panel of judges in the finale of The Greatest Dancer.

The Greatest Dancer will air on BBC One today (Saturday, March 7) at 7.30pm.

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