cheryl takes charge
As Liam overshares about their relationship yet again, the star turns her focus firmly on herself and Bearé
Cheryl’s unhappy with Liam for speaking out
Anyone who has followed Cheryl’s career over the past decade will know she’s not so keen on discussing her personal life. So, when we heard that Liam Payne had let his mouth run off – er, again – last week, we couldn’t help but feel like it might not go down too well at home.
‘The funniest thing was a week before, we were getting married. The next week, we’re splitting up,’ said Liam, referring to last month’s speculation over their reportedly on-the-rocks relationship. ‘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.’
It seems as though 24-year-old Liam was looking to set the record straight, but according to an insider, Cheryl is unhappy that he’s chosen to speak out in this way.
‘She feels this is very intrusive,’ says a close pal. ‘Cheryl’s taken issue with Liam speaking out like this in the past, so she really can’t understand why he’d do it again – and in even more detail – when they’re having a tough time at the moment as it is.’
With tensions between the pair ongoing, it can’t have helped that Liam reportedly missed Bear’s first birthday last week. The singer, who is currently working in Japan, also missed out on his first Father’s Day with Bear last June, and has jetted off approximately 20 times in the last 12 months while promoting his new music. ‘Cheryl’s made so many suggestions to make things work,’ explains a friend. ‘She’s even suggested relocating to the US, despite having so many of her own commitments in the UK. Of course, she doesn’t mind making an effort to make things work with Liam, but right now she’s going it alone and focusing on herself and a new album. Bear comes first, naturally, and she doesn’t want any added stress on top of everything else.’
While Cheryl is working on new music, her career came under scrutiny last week after it was reported that the 34 year old had parted ways with record company Polydor.
‘She wants to go in a new direction,’ reveals a pal. ‘She’s gearing up to release her first album in four years. She’s put so much into it and she doesn’t want any of the dramas with Liam to get in the way.’
Looks like Liam could be in the dog house – no leftover birthday cake for you, hun.
The couple in happier times in 2016
Liam tweeted this pic on Bear’s first birthday