Liam Payne has confirmed to the world that he has eyes only for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini these days, but The U.K. X Factor host isn’t sure if she wants to get serious with the One Direction singer.
Liam Payne put an end to the speculation and rumors when he shared an Instagram post gushing over Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. He posted a photo of his rumored girlfriend on Tuesday, March 8, writing in the caption, “Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world hope I make you as happy as u make me X.”
Liam’s sweet post sparked backlash from 1D fans who took to Twitter to suggest that he should consider the other women in his life.
One wrote, “@Real_Liam_Payne says the one who says a short term gf is his favorite woman, instead of his mom or smth. But that’s none of my business.”
Another added, “@Real_Liam_Payne what about your MOTHER AND YOUR SISTERS!!”
Payne then took to Twitter and responded to his 22.4 million fans about the unnecessary reaction to his Instagram post. He tweeted, “Wow the Internet is a dark place these days.”
Wow the Internet is a dark place these days
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) March 8, 2016
Now sources are saying that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is feeling hesitant about her relationship with the 22-year-old pop star now that it’s out in the open. Those sources told Now magazine that Cheryl would rather keep it on the down low than to make it public. Liam has been the one open about their relationship by sharing a series of selfies of them cuddling and hanging out, making the romance rumors swirl.
“Ideally, Cheryl would’ve kept this quiet and she did her best to keep it that way. Liam’s camp weren’t so worried, he’s smitten and quite happy for people to know, but having it blasted out there wasn’t what Cheryl wanted. Liam’s crazy about Cheryl – it’s something he’s dreamed of since he was a teenager and he can’t quite believe it’s happening now.”
The British tabloid also made Payne sound like a hopeless romantic, adding, “But Cheryl’s much more hesitant than Liam. She’s very worried about her image and how this will play out with the public. So she’s holding him back while he’s straining at the leash.”
Keep in mind, this is the same tabloid who fabricated the quotes from Liam’s ex-girlfriend Sophia Smith. Eleanor Caldor, who was dining with Sophia at The Boundary Restaurant in London at that time, accused the journalist who made up the quotes. She commented on his Instagram post about having the “first ever interview” with Sophia, saying, “Wow! I know you write for a trashy magazine but now shocked and embarrassed for you that you’d made that up.”
Over the weekend, the couple made their first public appearance at the Corckfords casino in London. Payne and Versini made a second appearance on Wednesday night, March 9, when they held hands after their romantic dinner date.
Cheryl and One Direction’s Liam Payne tonight! pic.twitter.com/XloCkR6J6o
— Cheryl (@cherylstats) March 9, 2016
Chery’s ex-husband Jean-Bernard has not openly commented on his ex-wife’s new romance. But sources close to the businessman claim that he’s embarrassed by how she quickly moved on from their divorce. An alleged friend of the restaurateur revealed to The Sun that he was hoping to win Cheryl back.
“What could be better for Cheryl’s career? An unknown Frenchman for her husband or a boyband star ten years her junior? He really hoped they could salvage the marriage but now feels insulted and humiliated.”
There also have been rumors that Bernard plans to get his revenge by allegedly leaking a private video of Versini performing oral sex on him.
Now, several alleged sources close to Cheryl and Liam claim they have already moved in together and they’re talking about babies.
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