Liam Payne And Maya Henry Relationship Timeline: Everything You Need To Know About One Direction Singer's Romance

28 August 2020, 08:58

Liam Payne has been dating Maya Henry since summer 2019
Liam Payne has been dating Maya Henry since summer 2019. Picture: Getty

Liam Payne and Maya Henry have been together for almost a year, but how did they meet and what have they said about each other? Here's everything you need to know…

One Direction star Liam Payne and model Maya Henry confirmed their romance in August last year after reportedly keeping it secret for months, and one year on the couple are apparently engaged.

Liam and Maya were linked to each other briefly in 2018 following his split from the ‘Love Made Me Do It’ singer, but seemed to rekindle their romance after waiting months to make it public knowledge.

But how did they meet, and are they engaged? Let's take a look...

Are Liam Payne and Maya Henry engaged?

Maya Henry was seen with a sparkling ring on her wedding finger
Maya Henry was seen with a sparkling ring on her wedding finger. Picture: Getty

Liam and Maya are at the centre of rumours they're engaged after the model was seen with a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger on a date night in London, days before the singer's 27th birthday.

According to MailOnline, restaurant onlookers told how Maya was 'proudly showing off her ring' throughout the evening.

The couple are yet to publicly confirm the news, but Directioners are incredibly excited for the pair!

When did Liam and Maya meet, how long have they been together?

Liam Payne and Maya Henry in 2015
Liam Payne and Maya Henry in 2015. Picture: Twitter

The couple 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 take their relationship public

Liam Payne and Maya Henry in October 2019
Liam Payne and Maya Henry in October 2019. Picture: Maya Henry/Instagram

Liam and Maya were first spotted in August 2019, holding hands on a date night in Mayfair, before the 26-year-old 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 confirms relationship with Maya

Liam joined Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp in September 2019 to talk about his new 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 praises Maya in a gushing Instagram post

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.”

Did Liam and Maya split?

Liam Payne and Maya Henry
Liam Payne and Maya Henry. Picture: Instagram

According to a tabloid, the pair called time on their relationship in February 2020, writing: "They decided to go their separate ways but he isn’t moping and wants to put it behind him. He has been telling people he is single and is looking to the future.”

However, another report shut down the claims, with a source telling them that they were, in fact, going strong.

They said: "Maya and Liam are definitely still a couple and are very happy together.

"Both have been taking time off social media lately and enjoying each other’s company away from the spotlight.”

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