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7 June 2021, 11:32
Liam Payne and Maya Henry were together for almost two years, but how did they meet and why did they split? Here's everything you need to know…
However, fast forward to June 2021 and Liam and Maya have split.
Liam and Maya were linked to each other briefly in 2018 following his split from ‘Love Made Me Do It’ singer Cheryl, but seemed to rekindle their romance after waiting months to make it public knowledge.
But how did they meet, when did they get engaged, and why did they split? Let's take a look...
Liam and Maya split after he felt he wasn't able to "be the best version of himself."
Confirming the news in Steve Bartlett’s podcast Diary of a CEO, the One Direction star said he’s “disappointed” in himself.
Liam admitted: “I feel like more than anything at this point, I'm more disappointed in myself that I keep on hurting people. That annoys me. I've just not been very good at relationships.”
Liam and Maya got engaged after the model was seen with a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger on a date night in London in August 2020, days before Liam's 27th birthday.
According to MailOnline, restaurant onlookers told how Maya was 'proudly showing off her ring' throughout the evening.
The couple confirmed the news a few days later, after Liam went viral for dropping £3 million on the engagement ring.
Liam and Maya first met in September 2015, when Maya was lucky enough to attend a 1D meet and greet, and they allegedly first dated just weeks after his long-term relationship ended with Cheryl in 2018.
At the time, Liam was in no rush to get into another relationship as ‘above all else obviously his main priority is Bear’.
Liam and Maya were first spotted in August 2019, holding hands on a date night in Mayfair, before the singer confirmed his relationship with the Texan-born model.
They were then seen out enjoying a secret date night at exclusive Bulgari hotel to celebrate the pop star's birthday.
Liam joined Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp in September 2019 to talk about his single, ‘Stack It Up’, and was asked about his new relationship, where he admitted his happiness in the blossoming romance.
He said: “We’re fairly happy at the moment. I’m just past the point of where I’m bothered or not.
“It’s not worth my happiness; I’d just rather go out and do what I want. I’ve got nothing to hide.”
Liam shared the first romantic post about his girlfriend in September 2019, saying she’s the reason for having the ‘biggest smile’ on his face, as well as telling a tabloid the fact she’s ‘so relaxed’ helps him stay calm in situations.
The post he shared on Instagram was captioned: “Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy… sure glad you brought him back though. This has been the most amazing release week to date! Massive thank you to all my team for helping setting it all up and making it run smooth.
“Then last but not least this one @maya_henry for always keeping the biggest smile on my face through all the stress and making me realise how perfect my life really is. Love you all let’s stack this sh** up.”
Maya responded, saying: “So proud of you and so glad we can be happy together. Stack it up biisshhh.”
The model, who is allegedly planning on becoming a human rights or personal injury lawyer once she finishes university, shared the same post on her Instagram, saying: “All smiles over here,” in which the 1D star replied, “Always and always will be.”