Cheryl Fernandez- Versini and Liam Payne have confirmed their romance with a photo on Instagram whilst Simon Cowell apparently helped to get the pair together.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Cheryl and Liam have been secretly dating for the past 3 months, getting together just after the X Factor final in December.
Friends of Cheryl’s say “the real deal” and that Liam is “madly in love” with Cheryl. A source told The Sun newspaper: “Their relationship developed very quickly in December after the X Factor final where One Direction gave their final performance before starting their hiatus.”
On Sunday, Liam Payne changed his Instagram profile picture to a picture of him and Cheryl but fans weren’t certain whether this was a wind up or not.
However, today, Liam posted another picture on his Instagram profile of him getting rather cosy with Cheryl, as an act of confirmation of their relationship.
Meanwhile, in another twist, it has been claimed that X Factor boss Simon Cowell set the pair up after Cheryl split from her second husband.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, Simon was “fed up” of Cheryl “always picking the wrong guys.”
One of those infamous unnamed “pals” told the tabloid: “It was his suggestion, and with his encouragement, that she got together with Liam.”
However, Cheryl has been receiving a lot of hate from the ever passionate Directioners:
One fan raged online: “Repulsive whore. From one bed straight to the next. #cheryl”
“Step the f**k away from my Liam or we going to have problems,” one user wrote, with another stating,
“I hate Liam and Cheryl more than I hate Haylor”.
A third threatened: “I’m normally perfectly fine with their girlfriends but if liam and Cheryl are together I might just kill myself”