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Liam Payne 'ignoring his music and putting all his energy into his relationship with Cheryl'

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Published 17/06/2016 | 08:01

Cheryl and Liam Payne land in Cannes
Cheryl and Liam Payne land in Cannes
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Sexy Fish restaurant on April 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
(L-R) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Liam Payne is reportedly focusing all of his attention on girlfriend Cheryl and not his music.

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The One Direction singer, who’s currently enjoy a break from band duties as the group is on hiatus, shocked fans when he got together with Cheryl earlier this year. Cheryl, 32, first met 22-year-old Liam when he was just 14 after he unsuccessfully tried out for The X Factor at the same time she was acting as a judge.

The star returned two years later and became a member of One Direction.

Since finding romance with the former Girls Aloud singer, Liam has apparently lost focus with future career plans.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

“He’s got eight guitars and has barely picked one up since he’s been with Cheryl. He’s not writing music and hasn’t been in touch with Jamie Scott, his songwriter mate,” a friend told Britain’s Now magazine.

“He’s not out partying and enjoying himself – he’s at home cooking for Cheryl and helping with her acrimonious divorce details.”

Cheryl split from second husband, French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, in 2015 after little more than a year of marriage. It came after months of speculation about their union.

Liam’s alleged lack of interest in music has apparently left people concerned.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Sexy Fish restaurant on April 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Sexy Fish restaurant on April 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

“His friends and music associates are really worried,” the insider continued. “He’s done brilliantly for a man his age but he needs to move forward with his career. All the 1D guys realise that this is a crucial turning point and they need to capitalise on their success and prove themselves as solo artists and talents.”

Since the One Direction guys began their break Harry Styles has embarked on an acting career, Niall Horan is focusing on charity work and and Louis Tomlinson has started a record label and become a father.

Only former bandmate Zayn Malik has carried on with music, launching a successful solo career.

(L-R) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
(L-R) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

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