Liam Payne breaks silence on Maya Henry engagement

He's set the record straight once and for all

Liam Payne and Maya Henry

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Liam Payne has finally confirmed he’s engaged to girlfriend Maya Henry after she was pictured wearing a reported £3million engagement ring on a night out in London last week.

The 20-year-old model, who first went public with Liam last year, was spotted wearing the huge sparkler on her ring finger, leading to speculation that the One Direction singer had popped the question.

He’s now spoken out about the happy news for the first time during an appearance on US TV show Good Morning America.

After being congratulated on his engagement by the show’s hosts, Liam said, “Thank you, we’re just really happy.

“The last week I’ve had a birthday, my son has gone to school for the first time today, so it feels like a lot of firsts for me actually, which is great."

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Ray Quinn and Emily Fletcher1 of 19
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Ray Quinn and Emily Fletcher

Former X Factor star and Hollyoaks actor Ray Quinn announced he'd popped the question to his girlfriend Emily on New Year's Day!Sharing a photo of Emily kissing is forehead on Instagram, Ray wrote, 'Welcome to the family my Queen ud83dudc96 #shesaidyes ud83dudc8d ud83eudd70'. (sic)

Brianne Delcourt and Kevin Kilbane2 of 19
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Brianne Delcourt and Kevin Kilbane

After being paired together on Dancing On Ice, former footballer Kevin Kilbane and pro skater Brianne Delcourt's partnership turned romantic, with Kevin asking Brianne to marry him just three months after meeting.

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Jess Wright and William Lee-Kemp

Former TOWIE star Jess Wright announced her engagement when her boyfriend William proposed during a skiing trip in the French Alps.Sharing this cute snap on Instagram, Jess wrote, 'A million times YES! ud83dudc8d❤ufe0f I love you so much x'. (sic)

Jordan Banjo4 of 19
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Jordan Banjo and Naomi Courts

Diversity star Jordan Banjo asked his long-term girlfriend Naomi Courts to marry him in one of the most romantic proposals ever! Popping the question during a romantic meal on the beach, Jordan wrote on Instagram, 'One of the happiest days of my life...just behind the birth of my kids and the release of McDonald's spicy nuggetsud83cudf57 Happy Valentines Day to my love @naomiella21 ❤ufe0f'. (sic)

Danielle Armstrong and Tommy Edney5 of 19
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Danielle Armstrong and Tommy Edney

Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong revealed she was the 'happiest girl in the world' when he boyfriend Tommy Edney popped the question during a holiday to Dubai.

Joe Duttine and Sally Carman6 of 19
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Joe Duttine and Sally Carman

Coronation Street stars Joe Duttine and Sally Carman announced their engagement during self-isolation in March.

Craig Revel Horwood and Jonathan Myring7 of 19
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Craig Revel Horwood and Jonathan Myring

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood announced his engagement in April, revealing his partner Jonathan Myring popped the question whilst the pair were on holiday in early March.

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz8 of 19
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

21-year-old Brooklyn Beckham announced his engagement to American actress Nicola Peltz in July! He wrote on Instagram, 'Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day ❤ufe0f I love you baby xx'. (sic)

Marcel Somerville and Rebecca Viera9 of 19
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Marcel Somerville and Rebecca Viera

Former Love Island star Marcel Somerville proposed to his pregnant girlfriend Rebecca Viera at the couple's gender reveal party.

Marnie Simpson and Casey Cody10 of 19
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Marnie Simpson and Casey Cody

Former X Factor star Casey Cody proposed to Geordie Shore star Marnie Simon in August 2020! The pair, who have a son called Rox, shared their lovely news with fans on Instagram.

Liam Payne and Maya Henry11 of 19
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Liam Payne and Maya Henry

Former One Direction singer Liam Payne is engaged to 20-year-old model Maya Henry after she was spotted wearing a '£3 million engagement ring'. Liam confirmed the news during an interview on Good Morning America, admitting the pair are 'so happy'.

Kerry Katona and Ryan maloney12 of 19
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Kerry Katona and Ryan maloney

Kerry Katona's boyfriend Ryan Maloney popped the question to her during a family holiday in Spain in August! Announcing her lovely news on Instagram, Kerry wrote, 'Well what a bloody amazing 40th I've had.... honestly couldn't of spent it any better with the people I love the most.. and with a massive twist too..... here we go again! ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02ud83dude02❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0f❤ufe0fud83dudc8dud83eudd42', (sic)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray13 of 19
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray

Footballer Andre Gray asked Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock to marry him during lockdown! Andre got down on one knee as the pair celebrated their four-year anniversary in their garden! Cute!

Lucy Watson and James Dunmore14 of 19
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Lucy Watson and James Dunmore

Made In Chelsea stars Lucy Watson and James Dunmore announced their engagement in September, after James proposed to his girl during a holiday in Greece.

Binky Felstead15 of 19
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Binky Felstead

Made In Chelsea favourite Binky Felstead announced she's engaged to Max Darnton in September after he popped the question with a MASSIVE diamond ring.

Matthew Perry16 of 19
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Matthew Perry

Friends actor Matthew Perry has announced he is engaged to his 29-year-old girlfriend Molly Hurwitz. Speaking to People magazine, he said, "I decided to get engaged."Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time."

Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez17 of 19
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Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez

American singer Ariana Grande delighted her fans in December by announcing she's engaged to her real estate boyfriend Dalton Gomez! Ari showed off her amazing diamond ring on Instagram.

Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon18 of 19
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Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon

Joe popped the question to his girlfriend on Christmas Eve in 2020, with Stacey showing off her amazing engagement ring to her Instagram followers.

Gemma Collins and Rami Hawash19 of 19
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Gemma Collins and Rami Hawash

After months of rumours, thanks to Gemma flashing a large diamond ring on her left hand, the TV personality confirmed that her and Rami are once again engaged!

Liam and Maya first began dating two years ago following his split from Cheryl, who he shares three-year-old son Bear with.

Although he’s not confirmed when he got down on one knee, it’s thought that Liam asked Maya to marry him during lockdown.

When the pair were spotted having dinner last week, onlookers said, “They couldn’t stop smiling. It’s clear they’re so deeply in love.”

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Despite being loved-up, it’s been claimed the newly engaged couple, who faced split rumours earlier this year, aren’t in any rush to get hitched.

“They’re in no rush to tie the knot but Liam wanted to show his commitment by proposing now,” a source toldThe Sun.

“He knows they will be together forever so they are going to take their time in organising a wedding. They don’t have any plans for it yet.

“Liam is absolutely smitten with Maya and living together in lockdown made him realise she is absolutely the one for him.”

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