Liam Payne Confirms He & Cheryl Split ‘Weeks’ Before Announcement!

Who knew??

As we reported in July, Liam Payne and Cheryl revealed on social media that they broke up after dating for over two years.

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However, in a recent interview with The Official Vodafone Big Top 40‘s Kat Shoob, the former One Direction band member confirmed he and the songstress called it quits “weeks before” the announcement.

In regards to dealing with a public split, the 24-year-old dished:

“That bit of it is difficult… You break up, and then it was like a couple of days or a couple of weeks before we actually put the announcement out, and that’s the bit when it really hits home, I guess. At the same point, it’s like breaking up twice. You already did this once, and now I’m having to go through all of that again because I have to tell people I don’t even really know.”

Though he joked he’s “a bit fragile at times,” the English singer admits he is “all right.”

“No, I’m all right, you know?… It’s been OK. Obviously, there’s a lot of stuff I’ve still got to sort out with my life, but I’m enjoying it.”

Despite his celebrity status, Payne goes through some real… pain.

“Sometimes people need to remember, behind all those statements and things, there are actually people who are going through the same sort of stuff that you go through. Whether they’re famous, rich — or whatever they are — it doesn’t really matter.”

The now-ex couple welcomed their son Bear in March 2017.

This month, Liam was spotted kissing model Cairo Dwek.

[Image via WENN.]

Aug 24, 2018 1:38pm PDT