Liam Payne reveals that Cheryl made the first move on him by tickling his hair
Liam even spoke about potentially getting married to her. He admits they are really comfortable with the way things are and all their concentration is on raising their son Bear.
One Direction may have split up, but none of the band members are fading out of the limelight, whether it’s in terms of the music scene or their personal lives—especially not Liam Payne. The ‘Strip that Down’ singer opened up about his relationship with former Girls Aloud star Cheryl in an interview with Nick Grimshaw BBC Radio 1, OK! reported. He revealed that she, in fact, made the first move on him. In one particular segment of the interview, Liam was asked to state whether certain statements about him were true or false.
One of the statements was “Liam does not like a girl to make the first move,” which the 24-year-old answered false to. He then went on to say, “I don’t know about that. I’m into it. Chez kind of made the first move on me if I’m honest.” He even went to reveal what the magic first move was. Let’s just say it was nothing short of unique. He recalled: “She tickled my hair. I thought ‘oh you’re into this.’ And now look… a few years later.”
He even spoke about potentially getting married to her. According to RTE, he said, “I don't feel like I need to go to that step to feel any differently about how I do about my relationship. I feel like we're in a really comfortable place right now and, like, having my son means more than anything to me in the world. So you know, it's not really like we need to take that next step. We might do it in the long-term, but it's not, like, a big deal.''
It’s hard not to agree that the two are in an extremely comfortable place with each other, especially after Cheryl’s brutally honest confession at the Brits earlier this year. The funny thing was their appearance together surprised most for rumors at the moment suggested the two were on the verge of a breakup. The host for the night Jack Whitehall was goofing around and decided to stop by Liam and Chery’s table to ask them a few questions. He said: “You are performing your song from Fifty Shades later on tonight,” Jack said to Liam. “Sounds pretty saucy.” He then went on to ask the couple, who were sitting pretty close to each other, “Is there a safe word?” Liam awkwardly shied away from the question and diverted it to Cheryl to answer. Surprisingly, Cheryl answered fairly quickly “Don’t stop.” Jack seemed to be a little taken aback when he said: “Don’t stop? Wow. Okay, right time for a break.”
Ever since the duo went public about their relationship in February 2016, their relationship has thrived, despite a couple of bumps along the way. Earlier this March, Liam opened up about his struggles with Cheryl in a conversation with Evening Standard magazine. He said: “The funniest thing was a week before we were getting married. The next week we’re splitting up. And the thing for me is, I just like to think we’re somewhere in the middle. You know, we have our struggles — like of course I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything’s absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that’s what a relationship is. But we go through them together as a family and that’s the most important thing for me. This part of our relationship was never not going to happen, there was always going to be a little bit of tenseness in the way we sort ourselves out, but tell me a relationship in the world that doesn’t go through a spot like that? It’s about whether you make it through or not, together, is the main point there I guess.”
Despite their ups and downs, the two have managed to stay together. They even have a son together; they named him Bear. He was born on March 22, 2017. Liam opened up about why the couple decided to name their child Bear in a radio interview in the US, The Sun reported. Liam said: “The reason she chose Bear, in the end, was that Bear is a name that when you leave a room you won’t forget. And I like that. When I look at him he is Bear. To be honest at first, I wasn’t having it, I didn’t understand it and I wasn’t sure. Now I look at him and he is Bear. It’s mad.”
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