Liam Payne reveals that Cheryl has changed her surname again

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  • Liam Payne has revealed that Cheryl has legally changed her surname again.

    The One Direction star, 23, shared the news that Cheryl, 33, had reverted back to her maiden name Tweedy during an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, telling the hosts of the show: ‘Her name is officially Cheryl Tweedy now, but to be honest it doesn’t really bother me, we have a kid together, there’s a lot more to our life.’

    A spokesperson for Cheryl herself confirmed the announcement shortly afterwards, adding that she would continue to use only her first name professionally.

    ‘Cheryl has been using her first name professionally for some time now and will continue to do so,’ the representative told MailOnline.

    The new mum, who gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son named Bear, back in March, has previously used the surnames of her two previous husbands, Ashley Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini. However, she then chose to be referred to as Cheryl alone after the breakdown of her second marriage in January of last year.

    Liam and Cheryl first met when he auditioned for The X Factor, where she was acting as a judge, and he was aged just 14, but the pair weren’t linked romantically until 2016, after Cheryl’s split with Jean-Bernard.

    When quizzed by Nick Grimshaw about the couple’s first meeting and ten year age gap, Liam quickly responded: ‘We don’t like to talk about that’.

    However, he did divulge that he was enjoying life as a father, saying: ‘I’m proper dadding out all the time.’

    In an earlier interview with The Sun, he disclosed even more details about parenthood, including the circumstances around the choice of his son’s unusual baby name.

    Liam said that he told Cheryl: ‘”Look, you gave birth to him, at the end of the day you carried him around for nine months, I think you have the right to choose the name”‘.

    ‘We do we call him Cub sometimes. It is true, which makes me daddy Bear and we all eat porridge in the morning and mine’s too soft!’