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Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'madly in love'

Published 04/04/2016

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne

One Direction star Liam Payne and new girlfriend Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are like "two little chipmunks madly in love", according to music mogul Simon Cowell.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are like "two little chipmunks madly in love".

The One Direction star and former Girls Aloud beauty Cheryl hit headlines when they started dating earlier this year (16), mainly due to the 10-year age gap between them. Despite their relationship having its doubters, music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed seeing the pair together has dismissed any concerns he had about the romance.

"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner," Simon told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally they were so cute."

The new couple are believed to have stayed with Simon during a recent trip to Los Angeles. And The X Factor boss says he is thrilled that Cheryl appears to have found love again following the breakdown of her marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

"But importantly they both seemed very happy over here and very relaxed," he added. "I'm happy for them."

It was recently reported that Liam, 22, and 32-year-old Cheryl were feeling "under pressure" to make their relationship work. When the news went public the pair faced criticism from many, including One Direction fans, and the attention on their romance is said to have caused some concerns on Cheryl's side.

“It was so perfect between them before everyone found out,” a source told Britain’s Heat magazine. “There was no pressure before – no judgements. They were able to go on their holiday to the Maldives together without anyone knowing or commenting. Now, their every move is under scrutiny and Cheryl’s scared that the pressure could prove too much and end up splitting them up.”

While Cheryl is deeply committed to Liam, she is finding herself in a new position this time round.The insider claims this is the first time Cheryl’s been the “adult” in the relationship and is used to dating men who take care of her. “It could be good for Cheryl as she’s a great listener,” the source explained.

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