Who Is Maya Henry? Everything You Need To Know About Liam Payne's Ex

24 May 2022, 13:00

Liam Payne was engaged to model Maya Henry
Liam Payne was engaged to model Maya Henry. Picture: PA / Maya Henry/Instagram
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Maya Henry and Liam Payne have ended their engagement – but who is the model? Here's why she's famous in her own right

Liam Payne and Maya Henry got engaged after one year together in 2020, with reports the One Direction star popped the question days before his birthday.

However, 10 months later the couple called it quits in June 2021, reuniting two months later and breaking up for good in April 2022.

Liam Payne Splits From Fiancée Maya Henry 'For Good'

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 Henry is from a millionaire family and lives in LA
Maya Henry is from a millionaire family and lives in LA. Picture: Maya Henry/Instagram

Maya is a 21-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.

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How did Maya Henry get famous?

The 21-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 Liam and Maya 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.

Why did Liam and Maya split?

Liam and Maya broke up for good in April 2022 according to MailOnline. The news came as pictures emerged of Liam with his arms around American model Aliana Mawla.

After the pictures emerged Maya commented on a fan account's post: “I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman. This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.”

Photos have since emerged of Liam with his new girlfriend Aliana.

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