Cheryl and 1D’s Liam secretly dating

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and One Direction’s Liam Payne are secretly dating.

According to The Sun‘s Dan Wootton, the pair have been dating since December.

They claim that the pair got close after the X Factor judge decided to divorce her husband, Jean-Bernard.

A friend of the pair allegedly told the newspaper: “Cheryl and Liam are in a relationship. It was unexpected but they’ve both made each other incredibly happy.

“They’ve always got on well because they are both northern and share many of the same interests, but there was never anything romantic between them in the past.

‘Their relationship developed very quickly in December after the X Factor final where One Direction gave their final performance before starting their hiatus. Liam is madly in love. This is the real deal.”