Liam Payne’s relationship history after Maya Henry split amid mystery woman romance speculation

Liam Payne has hit the headlines as he has reportedly split from Maya Henry and started a new romance.

The former One Direction star, 28, was spotted walking arm in arm with a mystery woman – reported to be influencer Aliana Mawla – sparking rumours he has split from his fiancee Maya, 21.

Liam and Maya dated on and off from 2019. And the model reacted to the images of the Strip That Down singer arm-in-arm with the new rumoured love interest.

She wrote: “I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman.



Liam has been spotted getting cosy with a mysterious woman since splitting with his fiancée Maya

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“This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.”

Here, OK! takes a look at Liam’s romance history as he’s pictured getting cosy with a new woman.

Maya Henry

Liam and Maya were first linked in late 2018, following the singer’s split from Cheryl.

The pair were spotted on a number of dates around London. And it is thought they briefly split before reconciling and making things official in August 2019.



Liam and Maya got together in 2019, before announcing their engagement in August 2020
Liam and Maya got together in 2019, before announcing their engagement in August 2020

Maya then went Instagram official with her beau a month later as she posted a photo of the pair smiling and cuddling on a sofa. She then captioned the photo with: “All smiles over here”.

On the same day, Liam publicly thanked Maya for bringing his happiness back as he released his new song at the time Stack It Up.

He credited Maya for “for always keeping the biggest smile on my face through all the stress and making me realise how perfect my life really is”.

Liam gushed about Maya once again in December 2019 and said he was “really happy”.



Liam credited Maya for bringing his happiness back when they first got together
Liam credited Maya for bringing his happiness back when they first got together

He added: “Now that I’ve found someone who’s my best friend as well as my partner, it’s changed things for me.”

But, a couple of months later in February 2020, the pair were reported to have split. The reports were later denied by a source, who told the Daily Mail: “Maya and Liam are definitely still a couple and are very happy together. Both have been taking time off social media lately and enjoying each other’s company away from the spotlight.”

The couple then got engaged in August 2020 but later called it off a year later in June 2021.

Liam told Steven Barlett on the Diary of a CEO podcast: “I feel like more than anything at this point, I’m more disappointed in myself that I keep on hurting people.



Liam and Maya have had an on-off romance
Liam and Maya have had an on-off romance

“That annoys me. I’ve just not been very good at relationships. And I know what my pattern of things is with relationships at this point. I’m just not very good at them so I just need to work on myself before I put myself on to somebody else.”

A couple of months later in September the couple confirmed they were back on as they appeared on the red carpet of London Fashion Week.

Liam and Maya then tended to keep their romance away from the spotlight, occasionally sharing a PDA-packed photo on their Instagram profiles, with Maya’s last snap of herself and Liam showing the pair kissing on New Years Eve 2021.



Liam and Maya have since parted ways
Liam and Maya have since parted ways

In May 2022, it’s been reported the pair parted ways after Liam was spotted with a mystery woman, later reported to be Aliana Mawla

Cairo Dwek

Liam and artist Cairo were romantically linked in August 2018, six weeks after he and Cheryl broke up.

The pair were seen kissing and cuddling on a romantic holiday in Italy. But, after just two months of dating, Liam declared his single status on Instagram in September.



Liam Payne and model Cairo Dwek were pictured kissing during a romantic Italian getaway – but it wasn't to last
Liam Payne and model Cairo Dwek were pictured kissing during a romantic Italian getaway – but it wasn’t to last

Liam wrote in the comments of one of John Mayer’s live Instagram videos: “I’m single too,” by a wink emoji.

Cheryl

Cheryl and Liam first met in 2008, when a 14 year old Liam auditioned for The X Factor in 2008, while Cheryl was on the judging panel.

After he gave his rendition of Fly My To the Moon Cheryl, who is 10 years older than Liam, told him: “I like you, I think you’re really cute.”

The future star wasn’t successful during his first attempt at The X Factor, but returned two years later in 2010.



Liam Payne first met Cheryl as a contestant on the X Factor in 2008
Liam Payne first met Cheryl as a contestant on the X Factor in 2008

Cheryl said of his second audition: “You’ve definitely got it. Whatever it is, you’ve got it. And your voice is really powerful.”

Liam went on to join One Direction and enjoy huge fame and success after the show. But, things remained platonic between Cheryl and Liam as they dated other people.

After Cheryl divorced Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Liam split from Sophia towards the end of 2015, the pair sparked romance rumours.

Liam made a cryptic Valentine’s Day tribute to Cheryl in February 2016, sharing a photo of a rose after showing off a tattoo of a rose on his hand, which was remarkably similar to Cheryl’s bottom inking.



Cheryl was married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini from 2014 to 2015
Cheryl was married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini from 2014 to 2015



Liam's hand tattoo was similar to Cheryl's inking
Liam’s hand tattoo was similar to Cheryl’s inking

The pair then confirmed their romance as Liam posted a selfie of the pair later that month.

Cheryl was later plagued with speculation she cheated on her ex husband Jean with Liam. But, she hit back as she tweeted: “If anybody believes the s**t they’re reading today you really don’t know me at all.”

Then, in November 2016 Cheryl reportedly told friends and family she is pregnant with her and Liam’s first child.



Liam and Cheryl welcomed son Bear in March 2017
Liam and Cheryl welcomed son Bear in March 2017

Call My Name singer Cheryl later announced she had given birth to her son Bear in March 2017 as she shared a photo of Liam holding their baby.

Just 11 months after the birth of the r first child, rumours the couple’s romance was on the rocks emerged.

There are very real strains of trying to adapt to parenthood whilst being in the spotlight and having to appear as though everything is rosy all of the time,” a source told the Daily Mail at the time.

But, the pair made a defiant appearance at the Brit Awards red carpet in February 2018, appearing to show they were still very much together.



The pair batted off romance rumours as they looked loved-up at the Brit Awards in 2018
The pair batted off romance rumours as they looked loved-up at the Brit Awards in 2018

The couple later jetted off on holiday together in April 2018 amid continuing rumours they were set to split.

And in June 2018, Cheryl and Liam released a statement to announce the end of the relationship.

The statement read: “We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”



Liam and Sophia were friends before they dated for two years
Liam and Sophia were friends before they dated for two years



The One Direction singer met Danielle Peazer while on The X Factor
The One Direction singer met Danielle Peazer while on The X Factor


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Sophia Smith

Liam and Sophie were originally childhood friends from school. But, romance blossomed between the pair in 2013, three years after Liam sky-rocketed to worldwide fame in One Direction.

However, things didn’t work out as Liam announced in 2015: “I’m absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia. But in order to do right by somebody, sometimes it’s better not to do what your heart wants, but to do what’s better for them.”

Danielle Peazer

Liam and Danielle first began dating in 2011, a year after meeting on The X Factor as Liam competed and Danielle worked as a backing dancing.

The pair were together for two years before parting ways in 2012.

But, dancer Danielle and singer Liam were said to have ended on good terms as Danielle hinted in an Instagram Q&A in 2018 that they were still in contact.

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