Who Is Maya Henry? Everything You Need To Know About Liam Payne's Ex
7 June 2021, 10:17
Maya Henry and Liam Payne have ended their engagement – but who is the model? Here's why she's famous in her own right
However, 10 months later the couple called it quits.
So who is Maya Henry? Here’s everything you need to know about Liam’s love...
Who is Maya Henry and how old is she?
Maya is a 20-year-old model from Texas who’s modelled for the likes of Vogue Ukraine, Glamour and Elle Romania.
She’s starred in numerous fashion and beauty shoots for huge publications and has a whopping 238k followers on Instagram, where she shares her modelling snaps as well as sun-soaked selfies and pictures with the celebs she's met.
According to Wonderland magazine, she’s planning on becoming a human rights or personal injury lawyer once she finishes university.
At the start of 2019, Maya also starred in film Carte Blanche alongside Dylan Sprouse.
The 20-year-old was launched into the spotlight after her family threw her a multi-million dollar birthday party to celebrate her 15th birthday – a Quinceañera celebration which included performances from Nick Jonas and Pitbull.
After her birthday party became a huge talking point, her family landed their own Kardashian-style reality TV show on YouTube called Hangin’ with Los Henrys.
Maya currently lives in LA with her brother and she spends a lot of time with her family.
Additionally, she runs her own charity which gives school supplies to young people in Texas. Maya started the charity, Maya’s Corner, at eight years old.
How did Maya and Liam meet?
Liam and Maya first met when she attended a 1D concert in 2015 and met the boys at a meet and greet.
In 2018 they were rumoured to be a couple, but reportedly rekindled things in summer 2019. It’s not yet known how they came back in contact four years after meeting, when Maya was 15.
What did Liam say about his relationship with Maya?
Liam is known not to speak publicly about his love life, but he made it clear he’s smitten with his girlfriend when they were together.
In one Instagram post Liam uploaded in September 2019, he thanked his girlfriend for 'bringing back this happy guy' as he celebrated the release of 'Stack It Up'.
Alongside a photo of them cuddling on the sofa, Liam wrote: "Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy... sure glad you brought him back though. This has been my most amazing release week to date..."
In June 2021 however, Liam said they broke up because he wasn't being "the best version of myself."