ch­eryl takes charge

As Liam over­shares about their re­la­tion­ship yet again, the star turns her fo­cus firmly on her­self and Bearé

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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

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