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Liam Payne reveals Cheryl almost broke off their relationship - but One Direction star 'clung' on

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Liam Payne has revealed girlfriend Cheryl almost ended their relationship - but the singer admits he 'clung' on.

The One Direction star and the former X Factor judge welcomed their first child together back in March after dating for just over a year.

But it wasn't all plain sailing for the pair who have a 10 year age gap between them.

Credits: Getty Images © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Images Opening up about their relationship, Liam says Cheryl almost broke things off, but he reassured her that it would work out between them.

A track on his new solo album references the moment Cheryl told him her worries.

He said: “There’s one song that is basically a phone call that happened between me and her when she was about to let it go.

“This is a long time ago. And it’s basically me trying to cling on and say: ‘No, no, no it’s all going to work out — don’t worry about it, give it time.’”

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Liam's currently in the US doing a massive promo tour in support of his debut single Strip That Down, while Cheryl is at home in the UK with their son.

But the new dad revealed his other half isn't bothered that he's spent a lot of his time working relentlessly on his new music.

“She’s like, ‘You’ve got to go out and do your job, do your job.’ That’s how she is with it and Bear’s beautiful and I love him and I miss him terribly," he added to The Sun.

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While Liam has spoken openly about the two loves of his life in various radio interviews recently, Cheryl gave her first insight into life as a mother via a Twitter session earlier this week.

She broke her Twitter silence for the first time since giving birth to baby Bear, and in doing so, she offered fans an interesting insight into her relationship with Liam.

It came minutes after Liam revealed that Twitter has gifted him his very own emoji, so every time fans use the hashtag #STRIPTHATDOWN - the title of his first solo single - a tiny pixellated Liam pops up in the tweet.

Credits: PA © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: PA Cheryl wasted no time in doing just that, tweeting: " LiamPayne STRIPTHATDOWN this is an emoji test not a personal request."

She added the universal symbol for saying something slightly rude: the monkey with its paws over its mouth.

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