Another Hollywood love story bites the dust! The singing power-couple, Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole, announced split after two and a half years together, in a joint statement.
‘Cheryl and I 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,’ they both wrote on Twitter.
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.
— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) July 1, 2018
The couple began dating 2015 and welcomed their first son, Bear, 13 months, in March 2017. Their split was not surprising to many, as they had been dodging rumours of infidelity and breakups in recent months.
The One Direction star addressed the reports in March, wherein he admitted that they had their ups and downs like any normal couple. Payne told London’s ES Magazine, ‘The funniest thing was a week before we were getting married. The next week we’re splitting up. And the thing for me is, I just like to think we’re somewhere in the middle.’
‘You know, we have our struggles — like, of course I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything’s absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that’s what a relationship is. But we go through them together as a family and that’s the most important thing for me,’ the 24-year-old added.
The same month, the 35-year-old singer Cheryl also took to Instagram to shut down cheating rumours. She wrote ‘I usually don’t bother myself to respond to stupid articles. But in my silence they hold the pen. This is a stupid article, clutching at very small straws.
‘But I can’t ignore this story involving an innocent dancer colleague of Liam’s who has a fiancé, and dragging them into this desperate attempt to try to cause problems between Liam and I. Nor do I understand the daily onslaught of stories,’ she concluded her post.