Cheryl & Liam’s New Drama
As the pair enjoy new parenthood, some fans are blaming Cheryl for the One Direction divide…
We’re made up for Cheryl and Liam Payne, who became first-time parents on 22 March. Since then, many famous friends have taken to social media to congratulate Chiam on their as yet nameless new arrival, with Cheryl’s Girls Aloud bandmates among them.
But we can’t say the same for 1D. Despite being online, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson are yet to publicly send their best wishes to bandmate Liam, 23. And the fans have noticed, with Twitter comments like: ‘It’s Cheryl’s fault,’ surfacing.
‘Liam wants to be a really hands-on dad,’ says our source. ‘But the backlash has hurt and made him question why his bandmates haven’t been more supportive.’
It may have more to do with clashing schedules. As the news of Cheryl and Liam’s arrival hit the press, 23-year-old Harry was also making headlines, announcing the upcoming release of his debut solo single Sign Of The Times. In response, Liam tweeted this cryptic message: ‘Proud of you H. Glad you’re getting to do your own thing.’ Not exactly congrats, is it? And some Twitter users have pointed out that when Harry was asked about being godfather, he said: ‘I think it’s a roll of the dice. If it came my way I’d be honoured.’ But Liam has yet to respond. ‘Liam can’t help but think the fans are punishing him for giving all his time and attention to Cheryl and their new son,’ says our source. ‘The way he sees it, Harry has more time to meet up with his old bandmates because he doesn’t have the same commitments.’
It’s said to be why some fans blame Liam’s girlfriend of a year, Cheryl. ‘There’s a lot of resentment among the fans, who are suggesting that Liam’s forgotten about the rest of the lads since he’s been with Cheryl,’ adds our source. ‘But they’re both just so loved-up and trying to enjoy their time together as new parents. Cheryl’s insisting that she won’t let anyone bring them down.’
Liam has been giving all his time to Cheryl
Cheryl and Liam are busy learning the ropes as new parents
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