Liam Payne opens up about new girlfriend as he moves on from Cheryl

Liam Payne opens up about new girlfriend as he moves on from Cheryl

Liam Payne has said he has been able to relax a lot more with his new girlfriend after being involved in a high-profile romance with Cheryl.

The One Direction star, 26, is reported to have been in a relationship with American model Maya Henry, 19, for around a year, but only went public with the romance recently out of respect to his ex-partner and the mother of his child.

Payne told the Kiss Breakfast Show that Henry is “awesome”.

Cheryl and Liam Payne in 2018 (Ian West/PA)
Cheryl and Liam Payne in 2018 (Ian West/PA)

On the impact of fame on their relationship, he said: “It’s kind of got to the point with my life where I’m like, screw this. It’s not worth my happiness.

“If someone is going to take a picture, someone is going to do something.

“The difference is with her, she’s so relaxed that it helps me relax in a situation… It’s been quite nice just going out.”

He added: “I’ve managed to explore a lot more of London than I ever have actually in my life, which has been quite fun.

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“My life has been quite normal recently, which has been a break. It’s good. I’m enjoying myself right now.”

Payne and Henry have been pictured a number of times out together.

He was previously in a relationship with former Girls Aloud star Cheryl from 2016 until 2018, and the pair welcomed their son Bear in March 2017.

- Press Association

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