As with all celebrity couples, Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole’s relationship can’t escape scrutiny from the public eye. Ever since the two were first linked in 2015, their coupling has sparked massive interest – especially since when they first crossed paths way back in 2008, Liam was a 14-year-old auditioning on X Factor, and Cheryl was on the judging panel!
That, plus the fact that they were both in well-publicized relationships prior to getting together (their exes both reacted negatively to their hooking up) and the 10-year-age gap, made for a very unexpected pairing. No one saw it coming – but the two, who are now parents to an adorable baby boy, undeniably made a picturesque, happy pair.
But of course, Hollywood being Hollywood, Liam and Cheryl have had their share of rumors and speculations about the status of their relationship – and lately, there’s been much talk about the two being on the rocks.
Liam finally addressed the rumors. Speaking to ES magazine, the 24-year-old said:
“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. 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.”
We’re rooting for you, guys!