Wednesday 18 July 2018

WATCH: 'A tough decision' - Liam Payne and Cheryl announce split

Cheryl and Liam Payne have split up after a two-and-a-half-year relationship.

The singers announced they were "going our separate ways" in nearly-identical posts to their 40 million Twitter followers.

The former Girls Aloud star, who turned 35 on Saturday, and One Direction member, 24, have a one-year-old son, Bear.

The parents said separating had been "a tough decision for us to make".

The statement added: "We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together."

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