LIAM Payne has today made ‘a dig at ex Cheryl’ after he said new girlfriend Maya Henry was “more relaxed” than his previous girlfriends.
The smitten couple went Instagram official with their relationship last week – and now the One Direction hunk has subtly suggested he finds her much more chill than his former love.
Liam Payne said new love Maya Henry is ‘more relaxed’[/caption]
In a new interview, the singer, 26, has lifted the lid on his romance with 19-year-old model Maya.
He also claimed his son Bear, two, who he shares with Cheryl, 36 is “ludicrously spoilt”.
While Cheryl and Liam always maintain they are on good terms, Liam didn’t hold back when talking about how much happier he is with Maya.
Speaking to OK! he said: “She’s awesome. It’s got to the point with my life where I’m like, screw this – it’s not worth my happiness. The different with her is she’s so relaxed that it helps me relax in a situation.”
Liam and Cheryl dated from 2016 until last year, and welcomed Bear in March 2017.
They now co-parent the tot, but Liam confessed he finds it “hard to control” how much Bear is spoilt by family and friends.
He said: “They buy him stuff all the time. I can’t really say: ‘Don’t buy him stuff.’ But we were actually talking about it recently, because he has so many toys in the house and I’m like, ‘I will literally get him one toy’. Because he doesn’t need loads, he’s got loads.
“It’s a bit ludicrous really but I can’t help the fact that people love him and they want to spoil him. I just think as he gets older I’m going to have to teach him the value of what it is.”
Meanwhile Liam seems totally smitten with his new girlfriend Maya.
Last week he praised the model in an Instagram snap of the pair cuddling on a sofa.
He captioned the picture: “Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy… sure glad you brought him back though.
“This one @maya_henry for always keeping the biggest smile on my face through all the stress and making me realise how perfect my life really is.”
It comes after it was reported Liam waited “several months” to go public with his new girlfriend Maya Henry out of respect for ex Cheryl and kept the romance under wraps until he knew it was the real deal, following his split from his former fiancée last year.
A source told The Mirror: “Liam and Maya have been together for several months now.
“He is besotted and they get on very well.
“But he wanted to wait before they started going public.
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“He is close to Cheryl and, out of respect to her, only wanted to go public with a girlfriend when he knew it was right.”
The pair dated briefly last year, but their romance fizzled out after a few months.
But now it looks like things are back on for real this time
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