Why Liam and Cheryl fear for Bear’s future

They don’t want a mini pop star on their hands

Cheryl and Liam Payne fear for Bear

by Katie Holloway |
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When your mum and dad are both pop stars, there’s got to be a certain amount of showbiz in your DNA. At least that is what Liam Payne and Cheryl seem to have discovered about their four-year-old son, Bear.

Speaking last week, Liam admitted that he and his ex-girlfriend were worried about Bear following in their footsteps after discovering he has a penchant for pop. "We really don't want him to be famous," said the 28 year old, who might have a fight on his hands.

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"Cheryl walked in the other day, and he was in his bedroom, it was about 9 o'clock, and he was supposed to be asleep,” Liam revealed, “He’d set his iPad out on the floor, and you could see the little red line going – and she was like, ‘What are you doing?’ and he was like, ‘I’m recording a song, can you not see?’ And he was going, [sings] ‘Like a sunshine'. So funny.”

He went on to say that he was nervous that Bear was interested in music so early because he knows, “what that can do to you.”

“You almost know too much from my side if you know what I mean,” the former One Direction singer admitted. “But I’d never stop him doing what he wanted to do and he absolutely loves [it].”

Cheryl and Liam Payne's relationship in pictures:


Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne's relationship in pictures - STACKED

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne1 of 13

2010: Liam auditions for The X Factor

"I like you, I think you're really cute," Cheryl told a floppy-haired Liam as he performed his rendition of Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to the Moon.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne2 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/cherylofficial

March 2016

Rumour has it Cheryl and Liam are a thing, and she can't help but court some attention. Chucking a 'mystery man' line-up on Instagram, Cheryl said: "My mystery man line up ud83dude1c #whosthemysteryman #whoisit #whosworthit"

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne3 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/cherylofficial

March 2016

Liam appears on Cheryl's Instagram for the first time since they became official.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne4 of 13
CREDIT: Shutterstock

May 2016: Global Gift Gala

The pair make their first public appearance as a couple at Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala in Paris.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne5 of 13
CREDIT: Shutterstock

November 2016: Fayre of St James Christmas Concert

Cheryl steps out with a baby bump, though there's no official announcement just yet...

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne6 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/cherylofficial

December 2016

Chiam celebrate their first Christmas together, and chuck a selfie on the 'gram for good measure.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne7 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/cherylofficial

February 2017

Ah, THERE IT IS. Cheryl properly debuted her baby bump in LÓreal's powerful Prince's Trust campaign.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne8 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/liampayne

March 2017

Announcing the birth of their son on Instagram, Cheryl says: "On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever."

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne9 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram/cherylofficial

June 2017

Showing Liam some love on Father's Day, Cheryl posted a photo on Instagram with the caption: "Happy 1st Father's Day Liam.. You are the most amazing daddy and the best example for our son. The way he looks at you says it all. Your relationship melts my heart. You are the centre of his world & We adore you."

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne10 of 13
CREDIT: Instagram

August 2017

The pair holiday together and share some snaps on Instagram.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne11 of 13
CREDIT: Shutterstock

February 2018

Cheryl and Liam put on a united front amid split reports at the 2018 BRIT Awards.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne12 of 13
CREDIT: Twitter

March 2018

Responding to rumours Liam was spotted looking all kinds of cosy with another woman, Cheryl said: "I can't ignore this story involving an innocent dancer colleague of Liam's who has a fiancé and dragging them into this desperate attempt to try to cause problems between Liam and I...'The other "mystery woman" in the story happens to be my long term friend and manager (that's embarrassing). I also happen to love Katy Perry. Now.. off on our holiday. And the only thing we're making are memories. And breaking is our healthy eating toodles."

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne13 of 13
CREDIT: Twitter

July 2018

Cheryl and Liam take to Twitter to confirm their split. They say: "We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together."

Liam has previously spoken about how he and Cheryl - who split in 2018 - were trying their best to keep their little boy out of the limelight as they want him to have his own identity.

He revealed, "Obviously we protected his identity at first and that's not being pretentious or anything other than the fact that I want to give him a chance to be Bear first before he has to be his mum and dad's son. What I love when I see my son is that he can be anything he wants in that moment."

But it's clear Liam - who recently got back with ex-fiance Maya Henry and appeared on the red carpet with her last week - loves being a dad and says Bear definitely has the performing gene in him.

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“He went to rehearsal with [Cheryl] the other week for her show that she put on and he stole the microphone off, he went topless, he had the dancers dancing around. He’s obsessed with The Weeknd and Ariana Grande.”

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