Liam Payne has stated that welcoming son Bear with ex Cheryl “ruined their relationship, but for all the right reasons” in their most candid conversation yet.
previous Only one direction The 28-year-old hitmaker and the 38-year-old Girls Aloud star welcomed Bear in 2017 but split the following year after a two-and-a-half-year romance.
Speaking in logan paulOn Wednesday’s Impaulsive podcast, the Strip That Down singer said he originally struggled with becoming a father at the tender age of 23, detailing how Cheryl suffered “severe” bleeding while giving birth.
It wasn’t meant to be: Liam Payne has stated that welcoming son Bear with ex Cheryl “ruined their relationship, but for all the right reasons” in their most candid conversation yet (pictured February 2018 )
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.
Speaking about the day the former couple became parents, Liam detailed a terrifying incident where Cheryl “suffered severe bleeding while giving birth,” leaving her resting for much of Bear’s first day.
He said: ‘So it was me and a baby in the room and I had to take care of it. It was fun.’
Father: The 28-year-old former One Direction hitmaker and the 38-year-old Girls Aloud star welcomed Bear in 2017 but split the following year after a two-year romance
Liam praised his ex and gave insight into their co-parenting, saying, “She’s the best mom in the world.” She couldn’t ask for someone better.
‘I take my son to school once or twice a week and it’s the best. The relationship we have now as friends has only grown more.
“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. He is all that matters to him and he couldn’t ask for more.
‘My life is yours now. My money is yours. I have several companies that he can run if he wants to one day or he can sell… but he’s only five years old now, so we’ve got a long way to go.’
Happier times: Liam praised his ex, saying, “She’s the best mother in the world.” She couldn’t ask for better’ (pictured May 2016)
Detailing his fears about his young son following his parents into the entertainment industry, Liam added: “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.’
Liam and Cheryl, who met when he auditioned for the X Factor at age 14, confirmed reports that they were dating in February 2016.
Cheryl later kept fans guessing for months before confirming her pregnancy in the most public way: at a L’Oreal photo shoot, in which she posed in a tight black dress and cradled her baby bump.
The couple confirmed the birth of a bear on Mother’s Day 2017, posting identical Instagram posts of Liam cradling their newborn baby.
‘My close friends and family know that there are very few times when I am at a loss for words…wow!’ Liam captioned the shot.
Whirlwind romance: The couple struck up a romance in December 2015
Bump: In December 2016r, the couple attended a Christmas concert in London, where Cheryl showed off a growing baby bump, though she never announced her pregnancy.
“I am incredibly happy to welcome our new baby into the world, it is a moment I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory so far.
“I am completely in awe of her amazing mother and how she has been all the way through this, she has truly made my dreams come true.”
We haven’t named it yet, but it’s already conquering hearts, including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!’
Cheryl confirmed that she and Liam had sadly broken up in a tweet addressed to her 7 million. Twitter followers in July 2018.
She wrote: ‘We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It has been a difficult decision for us to make.
Old days: Liam and Cheryl, who have a 10-year age difference, first met when he auditioned for the X Factor at age 14 (pictured)
Smile: Cheryl, then the biggest celebrity, smiled when she got a wink from the teen.
‘We still have a lot of love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate this together.
Moments later, Liam shared the same tweet with his own followers on the microblogging site.
In 2019 Liam he revealed and cheryl ‘infected each other in a bad way’ and hinted that she ‘scared’ him during a candid interview about their relationship.
The star also opened up about how the pressure of their high-profile romance had led the beauty to stress about leaving the house.
Speaking on Jessie Ware’s ‘Table Manners’ podcast about the tension in their romance, the star said: ‘I think we kind of rubbed off on each other that way. In a bad way, actually. All of that puts a lot of pressure on a relationship.
Liam also hinted that he was ‘scared’ of Cheryl during their romance, saying: ‘She’s strict. She sometimes surprises me.
When asked if he was scared of him, he said: “Let’s just say I’ve been on the receiving end of that quite a bit.”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Liam came under heavy criticism after he opened up about his ex Only one direction bandmates
The singer made a series of comments that did not go down well with fans.
He and the host talked about his former bandmate. Zayn MalikThe headline-making online feud with Logan’s brother Jake Paul in 2020, which ended with Zayn’s then-girlfriend. gigi hadid criticizing Jake as “irrelevant” and defending her boyfriend as “a respectful king”.
Liam gave his thoughts on the drama, saying, “She tweeted something about getting a respectful man or something.” That one didn’t age very well.
The comment has been interpreted by fans as a reference to the accusation Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, made last year that Zayn had pushed her onto a dresser and called her a ‘fucking Dutch whore’.
Liam went on to talk about Zayn, saying that there were “many reasons why I don’t like Zayn” but that he will “always be on his side” due to Zayn’s supposedly harsh upbringing.
He said: ‘There are many reasons why I don’t like Zayn and there are many reasons why I will always, always be on his side.
‘If I had to go through what he went through, his growth and anything else. Do you know that your parents are very supportive of you?
My parents are so supportive to the point where it’s annoying sometimes and they don’t even care if I say it. And Zayn had a different upbringing in that regard.
He continued, “You can always look at the man where he is and say, ‘Oh yeah, whatever that guy is.’ Right? But at the end of the day, once you understand what he’s been through to get to that period, and also whether or not he wanted to be there…
“I’m so misunderstood by myself more than anyone, like I don’t know what I’m doing or why I’m here. It’s like, I can’t sit here and fuck it up over whatever.
Fans were unimpressed by Liam’s words and took to social media to defend Zayn, leading to Liam’s name trending on Twitter.
Liam was called out for reinforcing negative stereotypes and told to examine his own relationships, after it was reported he cheated on ex-fiancée Maya Henry.
Another argued: ‘It’s not right to bring up the fact that other people’s parents weren’t as understanding as ours.’ the only way liam payne is talked about is when he talks about the other members of 1D. getting a life is honestly embarrassing’.
Liam also faced criticism for claiming to have outsold his One Direction bandmates with his debut solo single Strip That Down.
He said: ‘We did the first song, a billion streams. I think it outsold everyone in the band, and I was the last one to go.”
However, many fans pointed out that the track currently has only 800,000 streams and argued that Zayn’s Pillowtalk and Harry Styles’ Sign of the Times had been more successful.
One tweeted, “I’m the most successful of the band,” the way Liam Payne is dead serious as he says literally shows he’s kidding.
A second chimed in: “”I outsold all the boys”-liam payne on logan paul’s podcast when harry styles sold out 15 shows at msg, wembley stadium for 2 nights, headlined coachella two weekends and broke records for ready while having class and respect for his former bandmates.
Another claimed: ‘I have never seen a bigger flop in my life than Liam Payne. You went from being in what was the biggest group on the planet to sitting on a Logan Paul podcast talking about former members of your group.
“I didn’t think I’d live to see the day that Liam Payne is the most troublesome member of One Direction, my 12-year-old self would never have believed it lol,” a fourth agreed.