Cheryl is facing backlash over her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child after she was criticized for their 10-year age gap.
Singer, actor, and former One Direction star Liam Payne first met on the X Factor when Liam was 14 years old.
At the time of her audition for a rookie musician in 2008, Cheryl was married to her ex-husband Ashley Cole.
However, after Cheryl’s divorce, she got together with Liam in 2016 and the couple dated for almost two years before ending their relationship.
And despite the pure journey that brought the two together, the couple’s relationship is facing renewed scrutiny after Phillip Schofield recently admitted that he was romantically involved with a coworker. much younger, reported mirror.
After the scandal was revealed, many people began to talk about the love story of the former X-Factor judge and his ex-boyfriend.
One Twitter user wrote: “Cheryl met Liam Payne at the age of 14 and later had a child with him.”
Another added: “Cheryl met Liam Payne when she was a judge on the X Factor. He was 14 at the time. She continued to be in a relationship with him a few years later.”
“Why didn’t anyone ask Cheryl Cole when she met Liam Payne at 14?! I don’t agree with Phillip Scofield’s lies or fraud, however we have to look at the bigger picture and if the question is a man why not a woman?,” a third social media user wrote.
And another asked: “What do we think of Cheryl Cole, who has a baby with Liam Payne, whom she’s known since he was 14? Obviously in the air by Philip Schofield.
After the initial introduction aired, a source close to the former Girls Aloud star said that she “would love” to be told by her, but was worried about the consequences.
Speaking to Heat magazine, the source said: “Cheryl is afraid this will make things worse for her, because no one wants to be involved in anything like that.
“She likes nothing more than to be told, but she knows things will never work out that way.
“For Cheryl, the story of a 14-year-old girl was so complicated and angry – she was married at the time and had absolutely no connection with Liam there.”
Despite some bringing up Cheryl and Liam’s first meeting, many Twitter users were quick to support the former couple.
One wrote to defend them against one comment: “Because they have no connection between his audition and their romantic relationship years later.”
“Did she have sex with him at the age of 14? Was she in regular contact to ‘guide him’ through the media? Two completely different situations cannot be compared. comparable,” replied another user.
And a third follower commented: “Liam was 23 or 24 years old when he and Cheryl got to know each other. They made their relationship public and he was the father of her child. It’s not the same at all.”
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