Liam Payne reveals he’s closer to family and friends ‘after Cheryl split’

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Liam Payne has revealed he’s grown closer to his family, friends and fans in the last few months.

Taking to Twitter, the singer sung the praises of his nearest and dearest, writing, “I’ve actually never felt closer to my family, friends and fans as I have the past few months. With me whatever I’m going through…”

Liam did not directly address what “negativity” he was referring to, or what he had been going through, but his split from Cheryl has dominated headlines since it happened in July.

The former couple welcomed son Bear into the world in March 2017, but announced their split in July of this year.

While the exact details of their breakup remain a closely guarded secret, Liam has previously admitted to finding all the attention “difficult.”

“You know, I didn’t really expect any of this obviously and it’s er, yeah I mean, it’s difficult,” Liam, 29, told Big Top 40’s Kat Shoob back in August.

“I think sometimes people need to remember that behind all those statements and things there are actually people who are going through the same sort of stuff that you go through whether they’re famous, rich or whatever they are, it doesn’t really matter.”

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However, fans may glean more from the split during 35-year-old Cheryl’s hotly anticipated return to music, with a new track reportedly called ‘Love Made Me Do It’.

The song, which is rumoured to be about her One Direction ex, marks her return to music after a four-year hiatus.

The last time she performed on stage was during Britain’s Got Talent final in 2014.

Speaking to The Sun earlier this year, Cheryl revealed that she had been working on new music with her former Girl Aloud co-star Nicola Roberts, alongside record producer Naughty Boy.

“Nicola and I wrote every track together. It’s been great working with one of my best friends, but I’m really proud of the album and excited for people to hear the new music,” she told the paper.

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Producer Naughty Boy, who has previously worked alongside the likes of Beyonce, told New! magazine earlier this month that Cheryl’s music is “100 per cent personal” and an opportunity for fans to get “to know the real Cheryl.”

“I think when you’re writing songs there is a different vulnerability and that comes though songwriting,” continued the producer, real name Shadid Khan, adding, “The lyrics really mean something to her – sometimes you have to put in a bit of heart for people to see that there is a real struggle.”

Alongside her return to prime time TV, Cheryl will perform at the Hits Radio Live show in Manchester on November 25.

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