Cheryl 'can't understand' why boyfriend Liam Payne keeps speaking publicly about their relationship
Cheryl Cole is reportedly frustrated with her boyfriend Liam Payne for continuously speaking about their relationship to the press.
The 24-year-old singer has been dating the former One Direction star (24) for nearly two years and they have a son Bear (one) together. It was reported earlier this year that they were heading towards a split and having "crisis talks", rumours which they squashed days later with a red carpet appearance at the Brit Awards - their first in more than a year.
Payne addressed it head on in a recent interview with the ES Magazine, saying theirs is just like any other relationship with ups and downs, admitting to their "struggles". And Cheryl is said to be unhappy with her other half's willingness to speak so publicly as he did for much of last year while promoting his solo work around the world.
"She feels this is very intrusive. Cheryl's taken issue with Liam speaking out like this in the past, so she really can't understand why he'd do it again, and in even more detail, when they're having a tough time at the moment as it is," a source told Look magaine.
"Cheryl's made so many suggestions to make things work. She's even suggested relocating to the US, despite having so many of her own commitments in the UK."
The couple share a home together in Surrey, England, but Payne owns another multi-million euro property in Los Angeles, where he spends a considerable amount of time working on his music.
"The funniest thing was a week before we were getting married. The next week we're splitting up. And the thing for me is, I just like to think we're somewhere in the middle," he said of their romance.
"You know, we have our struggles - like of course I'm not gonna sit here and say that everything's absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that's what a relationship is. But we go through them together as a family and that's the most important thing for me.
"This part of our relationship was never not going to happen, there was always going to be a little bit of tenseness in the way we sort ourselves out, but tell me a relationship in the world that doesn't go through a spot like that? It's about whether you make it through or not, together, is the main point there I guess."