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Liam Payne Dating Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Liam Payne Casually Confirms His Romance With Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

It looks like love is in the air for Cheryl and Liam! Shortly after news broke that One Directioner Liam Payne was allegedly dating Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, the singer nonchalantly confirmed the dating rumours on Instagram by changing his profile picture to one of him and Cheryl. In the shot, a shirtless Liam is shown cuddled up with Cheryl, who is holding up a peace sign. While they both attended the Brit Awards separately on Wednesday, People reports that the two have been an item since late 2015.

Liam and Cheryl first crossed paths on The X Factor, during Cheryl's first run as a judge. Liam first auditioned in 2008 but only got as far as judges' houses. The pair got to know each other better in 2010, when he auditioned again, ended up becoming a member of One Direction, and made it to the finals. Since then, the two managed to stay close after she signed with the same management company as One Direction. Liam was most recently linked to ex-girlfriend Sophia Smith, while Cheryl is in the middle of a divorce from husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

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