Sunday 22 July 2018

Cheryl and Liam Payne 'ready to end relationship' as they hold 'crisis talks' after two years

Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne arrive to the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France
Cheryl and Liam Payne
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 and Liam Payne
Singer Cheryl Tweedy and actress Dame Helen Mirren attend an 'Invest In Futures' reception for The Prince's Trust at St James's Palace on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets singer Cheryl Tweedy and actress Dame Helen Mirren as he attends a 'Invest In Futures' reception for The Prince's Trust at St James's Palace on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Cheryl and Liam Payne's two-year relationship is reportedly coming to an end.

The Fight For This Love singer (34) and One Direction star (24) are said to have been fighting for weeks and it's only their 11-month-old son Bear that has kept them together this long.

The pair, who went public with their romance in January 2016, after her divorce from Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, and enjoyed a whirlwind romance, confirming in early 2017 that they were expecting their first child.

"If they didn’t have Bear then they would have most likely split up by now," a source told The Sun, reporting the couple are having "crisis talks" in a bid to work it out.

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne

"But they love their son. And they do care for each other so it’s now a matter of seeing if there’s a final way forward to try and make it work."

"They haven’t split but have addressed the fact they have work to do on the relationship and both want to work things out.He is away a lot. She knew he would be away a lot for work but the actual reality is tough.

Since One Direction went their separate ways in 2016, Payne has been trying to get his solo career off the ground and is busy travelling the world promoting his music, meaning Cheryl spends the majority of her time caring for their baby son at their multi-million euro home in Surrey, where her mother Joan Callaghan also lives with them.

Payne recently said being a father has opened his eyes to the responsibilities of parenthood, saying: "Obviously, she supported me going off and doing my career and stuff, so she’s been amazing.

Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam Payne

"What I've learned about being a dad is how hard it is to be a mum and she hasn't had any help from anybody and she’s done it all herself."

Last week, Cheryl made an increasingly rare public appearance, as she has only been pictured publicly a handful of times over the last two years, for an event at St James's Palace where she met Prince Charles.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets singer Cheryl Tweedy and actress Dame Helen Mirren as he attends a 'Invest In Futures' reception for The Prince's Trust at St James's Palace on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets singer Cheryl Tweedy and actress Dame Helen Mirren as he attends a 'Invest In Futures' reception for The Prince's Trust at St James's Palace on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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