CHERYL: ‘I’M FIGHTING BACK’
She’s said to be the force behind Liam’s new style, but it’s not the only thing Cheryl’s controllingé
Don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of Liam Payne (although we have been concerned over the number of chains he’s been wearing recently), but since Cheryl gave birth to baby Bear over two months ago, we’ve barely heard a peep out of her. Until now. The 33-year-old has finally spoken out, praising her man’s new single Strip That Down (it’s so damn catchy!), and we’re told it’s just the start of her big comeback. Liam, you can wear her camo trousers as much as you like, hun, but Cheryl will always be the one in charge… ‘So proud of you babe,’ she tweeted. ‘It’s just the beginning.’ ‘Cheryl’s so happy for Liam after an exhausting few months for them both, but it’s also the start of things for her too,’ our insider reveals. ‘She’s right behind his career and has pushed him, but Liam’s progress has only confirmed how much she can’t wait to get back to it all herself. Things are going well and she’s feeling more confident. She’s ready to come back.’ Liam admitted in his Radio 1 interview last week that he’s only been able to juggle being a new dad and his music thanks to Cheryl: ‘Our relationship is amazing and I put that down to her support more than anything,’ he said.
Liam also sparked speculation by calling Cheryl his ‘wife’ in another radio interview last week. As Look reported previously, the pair had discussed a ‘small and intimate’ wedding after her divorce from Jean-bernard Fernandez-versini had been finalised – but Liam has since denied the pair are married or will get married anytime soon.
The singer also revealed that Baby Bear’s name was Cheryl’s choice, admitting he was unsure about it and confessing it became an ‘internal battle’, as he’d wanted something more traditional. While their son’s official title is Bear Grey Payne, Liam has apparently admitted to preferring Arthur instead. ‘It was her choice,’ he said of the name. ‘I wasn’t going to fight her about it – she’s the one who’s done all the work.’
While Liam’s seemingly happy to let Chez take the lead when it comes to their new addition, he also appears to be more than content for her to take control of other areas of his life too. Speaking to a fan, he reportedly admitted the ‘eye’ tattoo on his arm is in fact a replica of Cheryl’s and allegedly said: ‘Sometimes it feels like she’s always watching.’
What’s more, he also confessed last week to taking styling tips from Cheryl and admitted to wearing her £1,500 Ronald Van Der Kemp camo-print trousers. ‘My missus is a fashionista – these are her trousers,’ said Liam.
‘Cheryl knows the industry inside out,’ says a close pal. ‘Liam’s had a radical change in style, but it’s got everyone talking. Yes, she’s taking control, but it’s just the kind of person she is and she has way more experience in this field than Liam does. She wants to create a brand – like the Beckhams – and she knows what she needs to do to get there.’
While Cheryl is rumoured to be making her first public appearance since Bear’s birth in the next few weeks, she’s also said to be starting work on a new album. ‘She’s looking at releasing some new material next year,’ reveals our source.
With the pair set to be so busy, it could explain why they’re reportedly renovating their Surrey home and building a granny flat for Cheryl’s mum Joan while she’s helping out. It seems 2017 is shaping up to be Cheryl’s year…
She wants to create a brand – like the Beckhams