Former boy band, One direction’s Liam Payne Just got engaged to his girlfriend Maya Henry.
The 26 year old One Direction superstar and the 20-year-old model are set to tie the knot.This exciting news comes shortly after Henry was spotted out with a gorgeous diamond ring. Photos show the couple at London’s Novikov restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 27, with Henry’s sparkler in clear view.
The Texas native paired the blingy rock with a plunging black dress, leather jacket, black handbag and strappy sandal heels while Payne accompanied his fiancée in a gold patterned shirt and black pants.
It’s been about two years since the duo first sparked romance rumors, but the pair kept their relationship private until Sept. 2019, when they were photographed holding hands at London’s Heathrow Airport. “They looked every bit the happy new couple as they made their way through the airport,” an eyewitness told E! News at the time. “They were holding hands and giggling as they headed to their car. He looks incredibly happy!”
Days after their airport sighting, the couple made their relationship Instagram official official with a sweet post on the social media platform.
After going public, Payne opened up about the couple’s decision to embrace the spotlight;
“I’m just past the point of where I’m bothered or not. It’s not worth my happiness; I’d just rather go out and do what I want,” he said at the time. “I’ve got nothing to hide.”
Prior to his romance with Henry, Payne was in a long-term relationship with Cheryl Cole. The former couple, who welcomed their son Bear in 2017 and initially began dating in late 2015-announced their split on Twitter in July 2018 in a statement saying they were “sad” to part ways and that it was a “tough decision.”
“Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways,” Payne wrote on Twitter at the time. “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.”
In October, Payne opened up about how his split from Cheryl and his new relationship with Henry were big moments for is personal growth.
“With love, I think you don’t really understand it until it gives you that sting. It took a long time with me. Something really hurt me and it kind of made me appreciate love and people a lot more,” he said. “For the longest time, living such an exposed life made dating really hard.”
“And I think it’s just the pressure sometimes that you and that person can put on yourselves,” Payne added. “I’m kind of at the place in my life now where I just realized it’s not worth sacrificing my happiness because somebody might see something.