Cheryl and Liam are ‘more like brother and sister’
As Liam Payne promotes his pop career around the world while partner Cheryl stays at home holding the baby, date nights are becoming a rarity – and she’s NOT happy about it
Liam Payne was having a grand old time touring South America last week. He showed off pictures from sunny Mexico and Brazil, and posted videos from the MTV MIAW Latin Music Awards.
Meanwhile, his other half, Cheryl, was at home in leafy Surrey with their 15-month-old son, Bear – and it’s a scenario that’s become all too familiar for the couple.
They’ve barely spent much time with each other since Bear’s arrival in March 2017, with Liam’s solo career filling his schedule.
In fact, we’re told Liam, 24, and Cheryl, 34, have only had ONE date night in two months – and Cheryl is unimpressed.
‘Cheryl feels, sometimes, that their relationship is more like that of brother and sister than lovers,’ a source tells us.
‘She feels they’ve fallen into a rut, and that really makes things stale at home. With the baby and all their work commitments, those date nights are absolutely vital for keeping the spark alive and keeping things fresh. Now, they just aren’t happening!’
Since the pair put on their over-zealous PDA at the Brit Awards in February, amid reports they were close to a split, they haven’t been seen publicly together, although they enjoyed a family holiday in April.
They were at home together in May, though, when Liam embarrassed Cheryl by telling listeners she was on the loo during a live Radio 1 phone-in interview.
Our source continues, ‘Cheryl feels like they’re hiding their relationship from the world, and Liam isn’t making the same effort as he used to.
‘She doesn’t want him just to think of her only as the mother of his child, but as the person he fell in love with. She wants to go out more, be romanced, and be far more public and proud of their relationship.’
Liam’s intense tour schedule has seen him spend almost 12 months away from home after launching his solo career in May 2017.
During his tour of Brazil, the once super-toned Liam was spotted looking bloated as he puffed on cigarettes and downed an energy drink.