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Who is Liam Payne's fiancée Maya Henry? Singer seals two-year romance with dazzling $4M engagement ring

Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry are engaged after dating for two years. He started dating Henry after his split with Cheryl Cole
Liam Payne and Maya Henry (Getty Images)
Liam Payne and Maya Henry (Getty Images)

This year isn’t that bad after all – at least for Liam Payne and his girlfriend Maya Henry. News is that the two are engaged after dating for two years, according to Daily Mail. The report states the 26-year-old, former One Direction member, popped the question to his lady love,20, with a £3 million diamond ring. The model was seen wearing the ring when the couple was out for a romantic meal at London's upscale Novikov on August 27 night.

A source from the restaurant informed Daily Mail that Henry wasn’t shying away from showing the ring while they were there. The engagement news isn’t public yet because, according to the report, it happened during lockdown.

This is a happy and positive development because there were rumors about their split doing the rounds in February. But, a source close to the lovebirds had confirmed to Daily Mail that they were “definitely still a couple and are very happy together” and were taking some time off social media to enjoy some privacy. The source said, “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.”

They didn’t appear in public at all till June when they were spotted at the Black Lives Matter protests in London. They were first linked in August 2018, after Payne’s and singer Cheryl Cole’s split. Cole and Payne have a son three-year-old son Bear. 

Who is Maya Henry?

Henry and Payne first met in 2015, when the former was pictured with One Direction during a meet-and-greet. Henry was 15 at that time. Henry is from Texas and has been on the pages of pages Vogue Ukraine, Glamour and Elle Romania, according to Evoke. According to the website, she has appeared in the film 'Carte Blanche' with Dylan Sprouse and in the music video for Old Town Road. As per the website, she told Wonderland magazine that she is studying law too and plans to become a human rights or personal injury lawyer like her father. When she was eight, she set up her own charity, Maya’s Corner which provides school supplies to children around Texas. She was also in the news for her multi-million dollar 15th birthday which included performances from Nick Jonas and Pitbull, according to Evoke. The quinceañera cost a whopping $6 million, according to The Dallas Morning News. She’s the daughter of a respected personal injury lawyer, Thomas J Henry,  The family even had their own reality show on YoutTube, Hangin’ with Los Henrys. She currently lives in LA with her brother.

In September 2019, Payne spoke about his relationship during an interview on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp. He is quoted as saying, “'We’re fairly happy at the moment. I’m just past the point of where I’m bothered or not. It’s not worth my happiness; I’d just rather go out and do what I want. I’ve got nothing to hide.”

That same month he made the relationship Insta-official by posting a candid photo of them and a long caption which read: “Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy... sure glad you brought him back though. This has been my most amazing release week to date! Massive thank you to all my team @stevefinan @simonolive73 @jordenpinchen @conorleebutler @adamfkelly @stockersstory for helping setting it all up and making it run smooth @artisthbtl for f**kin with my sound can’t wait to perform it with you. my team on the ground here in nyc @republicrecords for supporting my record and @capitoluk for getting my record together and putting up with my self conscious sh*t then last but not least 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 love you all let’s stack this sh*t up”

Payne’s fans took to Twitter to share their views about the news. One excited fan wrote: "Liam is engaged guys our baby is going to get married congratulations again. Does it ever drive you crazy just how fast the night changes."


A surprised fan said, "He was only 17 like yesterday, and now "LIAM IS ENGAGED I am so happy for you and Maya."


Another fan said, "LIAM IS ENGAGED. the amount of happiness I feel for Liam and Maya just imagine all the boys at his wedding."


One user wrote: "The fact that Liam is engaged to Maya and Zayn and Gigi are about to be parents makes me so happy."


One said, "2020 isnt even over yet and we gonna get Zayn and gigi having a baby soon, Niall has a girlfriend, and Liam is engaged. What else is gonna happen this year."