Liam also revealed that Cheryl suffered a ‘pretty bad’ bleed when she gave birth to her five-year-old son in 2017.
Reflecting on his first few hours as a father, he said, “So there was a baby and me in the room and I had to take care of him.” It was fun.’
While their romance wasn’t meant to be, the 28-year-old singer has nothing but praise for Cheryl, 38, saying he’s grateful to her for allowing him ‘total autonomy’ from his life while she tends to the Bear needs.
Liam described his ex-partner as ‘the best mum in the world’ and said he ‘couldn’t ask for better’.
‘I take my son to school once or twice a week and it’s the best. The relationship that we have now as friends has only grown more,” she said during an appearance on the shocking podcast with LoganPaul.
“We broke up for a reason and now she gives me complete autonomy of my life and to do what I do and I know that he is [Bear’s] watch out.’
The Strip That Down singer also admitted that once he found out he was going to be a father, he feared he ‘wouldn’t love’ his son ‘enough’.
He said: ‘I like talking to other new dads. You don’t know what’s coming and it’s different.
And to be honest with you, it ruined a relationship at the time, but for all the right reasons. I was so excited for him to be born that I actually worried if I didn’t love him enough.
Saying ‘my life is yours now’ and ‘my money is yours’, the History hitmaker is dedicated to his son’s future and says he will always be financially stable as he owns several companies that he could inherit one day.
However, the X Factor alum confessed that he is not interested in Bear following in his parents’ showbiz footsteps.
“The scariest thing for me is him waking up one day and saying, ‘I want to be famous.
I have protected his face since he was young. I chose to be famous, well, a singing career, when I was 14… I know you can’t open the lid again.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Liam, who was recently public with new girlfriend aliana mawlaalso opened up about his old feud with former bandmate Louis Tomlinson, saying that the couple ‘hated’ each other and they almost ‘come to blows’, but now they are ‘best friends’.
His claims that One Direction was built around him, following his original X Factor audition two years earlier, provoked ridicule on Twitter after the father of one said show bosses ‘started with my face and worked around the rest’.
As one fan commented: ‘liam payne is doing a podcast with logan paul and harry styles is performing at a sold out wembley stadium in a few weeks. the levels are funny [sic].’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Cheryl’s representative for comment.
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