After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that Cheryl and Liam Payne are splitting up. A statement posted on Liam’s Twitter account at 10:45 p.m. read: “Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. 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.”
Cheryl posted an almost identically worded message on her own Twitter account simultaneously, with the tweets landing at the same moment as a report from The Sun elaborating on the split. According to a story by the newspaper’s executive editor Dan Wootton, the pair separated two weeks ago. The report claims that the pair are already living separately, with the former One Direction singer moving out of their shared home.
A source who spoke to the newspaper claims: “Cheryl and Liam worked really hard on their relationship – they had troubles earlier this year and were able to get through them.” They continued: “But they’re in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it’s best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.” The pair share a son together, Bear, who was born on March 22, 2017….