Liam Payne has reportedly put his career on the back burner as he spends all his time with girlfriend Cheryl – and now his pals are worried.
The X Factor star, who first met Cheryl when he was just 14 while she acted as a judge on the show, made his relationship public with the Girls Aloud star earlier this year – and has since focused all of his attention on his new girlfriend.
“He’s got eight guitars and has barely picked one up since he’s been with Cheryl. He’s not writing music and hasn’t been in touch with Jamie Scott, his songwriter mate,” an insider told Britain’s Now magazine.
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“He’s not out partying and enjoying himself – he’s at home cooking for Cheryl and helping with her acrimonious divorce details.”
The brunette beauty split from her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, last year after months of speculation surrounding their marriage.
“His friends and music associates are really worried. He’s done brilliantly for a man his age but he needs to move forward with his career.
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“All the 1D guys realise that this is a crucial turning point and they need to capitalise on their success and prove themselves as solo artists and talents,” they added.
Meanwhile, the other members of 1D have been keeping busy as Niall Horan has raised millions for charity, Harry Styles has pursuing an acting career and Louis Tomlinson has started his own record label – and become a father.