Liam Payne reveals ‘agreement’ with Cheryl over son Bear

On Bear's first birthday

Cheryl and Liam Payne

by Carl Smith |
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Liam Payne has opened up about his 'agreement' with girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy over their one-year-old son Bear Grey Payne; admitting they plan on keeping him out of the limelight completely.

After speaking candidly about the pair's relationship 'struggles' amid those incessant split rumours, Liam's claimed they're very much on the same page when it comes to what's best for their baby.

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne

Revealing both he and Cheryl are in 'full agreement' over Bear's upbringing, Liam told ES Magazine: "Rather than being pictured and being put in places, I wanna give him the chance [of a life outside of the public eye].

"If I take it away from him now, he never has the chance to go back."

Liam also discussed the current state of his relationship with Cheryl following their defiant display of unity at last month's BRIT Awards. He told the magazine: "The funniest thing was a week before we were getting married. The next week we’re splitting up.

""And the thing for me is, I just like to think we’re somewhere in the middle. You know, we have our struggles — like of course I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything’s absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that’s what a relationship is.

“But we go through them together as a family and that’s the most important thing for me.

"This part of our relationship was never not going to happen, there was always going to be a little bit of tenseness in the way we sort ourselves out, but tell me a relationship in the world that doesn’t go through a spot like that?

"It’s about whether you make it through or not, together, is the main point there I guess."

Thankfully, though, Cheryl understands the pressures of Liam's career. He added: "[I’m] very afortunate that I partnered up with someone who’s … very understanding with what I do. Because I don’t think anybody else could take it.

“It’s difficult, obviously: having someone else who’s so high-profile in the media pushes everything that I do to another level, and I think it’s weird. I feel like the press are more obsessed with it than the nation are, which is quite funny.

"It is about making it work for us, not making it work how people think it should work."

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