The former ‘One Direction singer’ declared split from model Maya in June. Cheryl walked up to fuel ex Liam Payne and was the “voice of reason” as his bond with Maya Henry started to weaken.
In 2019, The Strip That Down hitmaker started dating the model, and after a year, Liam burst the question, and the couple began making plans for their wedding bash.
Besides, the former One Direction singer confirmed earlier this month that he had split from Maya, in a candid confession, exposed that he wasn’t “very good at relationships” and was dissatisfied that he had been “hurting people”.
Cheryl dated Liam began in 2016, and welcomed son ‘Bear Grey Payne’ after a year, but split in 2018, with the Fight For This Love hitmaker stayed away from media to raise the child.
Over the past few months, the 37-year-old has been Liam’s shoulder to cry on, and after seeing her ex so grief-stricken by his bond with Maya, Cheryl was allegedly forced to step in.
“Things had been going wrong with Maya for a while, and the engagement had just made things worse,” an insider told Heat magazine.
“As soon as they started planning the wedding, it went sour, as Liam was feeling the pressure to change a lot of things in his life.
“It was Cheryl, who was telling him that if he wasn’t happy, then he needed to ‘grow a set’ and speak out. She saw it as her responsibility to be the voice of reason, as Liam’s choices have a direct impact on Bear,” the source added.
He appeared on Diary of a CEO podcast where the announcement of the break-up was made, Liam broke the silence about his dissatisfaction at the relationship results, and put the responsibility directly on himself.
“I know what my pattern of things is with relationships, at this point. I’m just not very good at them, so I just need to work on myself before I put myself on to somebody else,” he confessed.
According to the mirror, ‘Liam, 27, previously spoke about his co-parenting relationship with Cheryl, and said that over the last 18 months, he’s become a lot closer to four-year-old Bear.’
“(She) is literally the best person to co-parent with. No stress involved, and I’m closer to them than I’ve ever been before, which is really nice,” he beamed.
Last year, the rumour was surrounding that American model had begun to feel isolated after relocating from Texas to Buckinghamshire so Liam could be near his son. Maya, 21, was left alone as the singer spent time with his son, and Liam soon began telling his glitches to ex Cheryl.
“Instead of dealing with his issues, Liam would be around Cheryl a lot, off-loading all his problems on to her,” an insider told Heat.
“She just wants him to be the best dad he can be, and since the split, he’s been around more than ever.”