One Direction’s Liam Payne Is Dating ‘X Factor’ Judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
New couple alert!
One Direction’s Liam Payne confirmed he is dating X-Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in a selfie posted on Instagram over the weekend. The photo — which sees him shirtless and her posing for the camera and making the peace sign with her hand — is his profile picture. Aside from the photo, the singer also changed his bio to “Happy.”
Rumors have been circulating about the pair since The Sun reported that they have been an item since December. Us Weekly reports that things are “not serious…but they’re enjoying things.” It doesn’t seem like their 10 year age gap is getting in the way either.
The two first met in 2008 while she was a judge on X Factor UK and although he was unsuccessful the first time he tried out, he later came back to the show to appear as a contestant alongside other members of One Direction.
It also appears the two spent Valentine’s Day together. Payne posted this photo two weeks ago alongside the caption, “Happy Valentine’s Day baby.”