The former One Direction star Liam Payne has confirmed his split with fiancé Maya Henry. The couple has broken up less than a year (10 months) after they announced their engagement.
Payne and model Maya Henry are going their separate ways. Liam Payne confirmed the news of their separation on the latest episode of latest episode of Steven Bartlett’s The Diary of a CEO Podcast. When asked about if he is single, Liam said “I am indeed”.
Apparently, in the early part of the interview, Liam addressed Henry as his “partner at the time of lockdown”, which aroused the question of his relationship status.
Stating the reason of their split, Payne said, “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 continued, “And I know what my pattern of things is with relationships at this point. I’m just not very good at them so I just need to work on myself before I put myself on to somebody else. And I feel like that’s where I got to in my last relationship. I just wasn’t giving a very good version of me anymore, that I didn’t appreciate and I didn’t like being.”
Payne also stated that although ending things didn’t feel good, but “it had to happen”. As told by the singer, he is feeling “better” out of the relationship, and that the decision was “best for both of us.”
As of now, Liam’s 20 year old ex fiancé Maya has not addressed the news.
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On the other hand, Liam’s fans have mixed feeling about the news. Some of them are sad, and some appreciated Liam’s honesty and vulnerability. One of the fans tweeted, “I just found out that Liam Payne and Maya Henry broke up. Sad day for me.”
Other fan tweeted, “Listening to Liam be so honest and vulnerable was so emotional, that man is one of the most pure and sweetest humans on this planet.”
Liam and Maya started dating in September 2019. Subsequently, they got engaged in August 2020 and were set to tie the knot. However, now after ten month of their engagement, the couple had called it quits.