Liam Payne and Cheryl are hunkering down into parenthood after welcoming a little Bear cub into the world in March.
But, the truly modern former One Direction pop singer, and newfound father to two-month-old Bear Payne, has revealed he’s not going to be proposing marriage to his partner anytime soon.
Payne’s reasoning, as reported by the Mirror, in case you were wondering, is actually based resolutely in logic and you can’t help but have a newfound respect for the 23-year-old.
Liam explained his decision not to wed, saying:
I see marriage as more of a religious thing and I’m not really a religious person, so no, not yet, unfortunately.
We have a baby together! Our love for each other can’t be more serious, so it is what it is I guess.
My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless… wow! I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!
When asked about his son the Strip It Down singer, who is currently promoting his album in America, added:
Bear is beautiful, I love him and miss him terribly. I can’t talk about him too much as it makes me said, I miss him a lot.
While Cheryl is a self-confessed traditionalist and firm believer in marriage, every relationship requires compromise, and I for one hope the pair, who seem to be perpetually in the public eye, work out their differences quietly and privately…
Pigs might fly. Or should I say Liam Payne might marry?
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.