In one of the oddest band crossovers we've had since The Backstreet Boys announced a tour with The Spice Girls, Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole and One Direction's Liam Payne are apparently the hottest new couple in town!
Cheryl, 32, and Liam, 22, met on the set of X Factor UK in 2010, back when she was still married and he was just 16 years old (creepy, right?). Since then, they have remained friends and have continued to see each other regularly since Cheryl signed with Modest, One Direction's management. Payne even went so far as to release a remix of Cheryl's 'I Don't Care' under his DJ moniker, Payno.
Allegedly, the new couple began officially dating back in December after X Factor's season finale, when One Direction gave their final performances of 'History' and 'Infinity' together before officially announcing their hiatus as a band.
Cheryl apparently alluded to the relationship when she changed her bio on Instagram to read, "When people hate on you, it’s because you’ve got something they want." The bio has since been changed to "All love Good vibes only."
Cheryl can definitely use the affection right now, as she's right in the middle a high-profile divorce from ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who she was married to for a measly nine months last year. Payne himself has just split up with his longtime girlfriend Sophia Smith, so it's safe to say that they found each other at the right time - but we have to say, we're a little upset she chose the ugly one of the group.
What do you guys think? Are Cheryl and Liam (Cheryliam? Chiam?) the new Brangelina, or will their relationship go the same way as Angelina and Billy Bob's? Let us know in the comments down below!