Cheryl and Liam Payne announce SPLIT

Cheryl and Liam Payne

by Carl Smith |

Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne have taken to Twitter to confirm they have split after two-and-a-half years together

Explaining the decision, Cheryl said: "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 tweeted a similar message:

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "Cheryl and Liam worked really hard on their relationship – they had troubles earlier this year and were able to get through them.

"But they’re in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it’s best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.

"He still cares for her and she cares for him. They still have an ongoing relationship together. They have a baby together."

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