Liam Payne has opened up about his highly-publicised relationship with Cheryl, and revealed what really went wrong between them.
The former One Direction star and the Girls Aloud singer split last July after two years together, and now Liam has revealed why.
Speaking about Cheryl on the podcast Table Manners with Jessie Ware, Liam said: “She’s strict. She’s surprised me sometimes.”
When asked if he’s frightened of her, he replied, “Let’s say I’ve been on the receiving end of that quite a lot.”
Liam also admitted “fame” put a lot of pressure on them as a couple.
“Around each other, we kind of rubbed off each other in a bad way, it was neither of our faults because we’d both been through so many circumstances,” he said.
“All of that stuff [fame] put so much pressure on the relationship. Say going out for dinner, but now I don’t give a s**t, it’s been far too long [fame putting pressure] on relationships, I am not going to sacrifice my happiness any more.”
“Cheryl’s had that [fame pressure] for life. If you were going out somewhere, it would take so long to get out of the door ’cause you’re so worried about what that shot’s going to look like.”
Liam is now in a new relationship with model Maya Henry, and said: “With my new relationship, I hope she sees herself the way I see her.”
“I often do worry, with her getting her picture taken all the time, I chose this life but for her it’s a different sacrifice.”
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