Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Cheryl and Liam Payne may have only gone public with their relationship in late , but they've known each other for much longer. In fact, the couple first met each other way, way back in , when Liam was but a teenage crooner dreaming of stardom and Chezza was on her way to genuine national treasure status.
But who would have guessed these two - with their year age gap - would have ended up together? They are currently at the centre of impending split rumours, which they haven't denied but have appeared publicly together and jetted off on holiday. Here's just how 'Chiam' started out Cheryl likes what she sees at Liam's first ever audition Is this the cutest picture that has ever existed?
He was 14, his future love was 10 years older. Liam returns to The X Factor and blows the judges away, two years after his first audition. A beaming Cheryl tells him afterwards: Whatever it is, you've got it. And your voice is really powerful.
And she sends him right on through to the next round Image: Cheryl, meanwhile, is recovering from malaria and linked to her Parachute dance partner Derek Hough in the wake of her heartbreaking divorce from Ashley Cole.
Liam is re-introduced to Sophia Smith at a mutual friend's birthday party, and the pair — who first met at secondary school — start dating. Cheryl is with dancer Tre Holloway, who she ends up with for 14 months. They eventually split in June Rex Features May Cheryl meets second husband Jean-Bernard Fernadez-Versini and — in news that shocks all her fans — marries him just two months later in a private beach wedding in Mustique.
She announces the news on Instagram with a picture of her new wedding ring. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as she's suddenly known - breaks the news of her secret wedding with this pic Image: One Direction is storming the charts both in the UK and internationally, while Cheryl's solo career goes from strength to strength. Cheryl and Jean-Bernard split after months of speculation their marriage is on the rocks — but they don't tell anyone until the following January. In a bid to keep their break-up out of the public eye, the pair continue to get papped together leaving The X Factor studios, where Cheryl is back as a judge.
Cheryl and Jean-Bernard fight to keep their relationship woes out of the public eye Image: Liam and his girlfriend Sophia split after two and a half years , and Sophia makes a billion Directioners' hearts burst with joy when she finally makes her Instagram public.
Despite never giving an interview about her relationship, Sophia lets people make their own minds up by leaving pictures of her and Liam up, along with comments that he'd previously made on her account. Liam and his school sweetheart Sophia were on the rocks Image: Cheryl and Liam reunite at The X Factor final when One Direction appear for one of their last performances before their hiatus.
The pair are spotted cuddling during an ad break, but the pictures don't come to light for a few more weeks. Is this the moment Chiam was born?
Cheryl files for divorce from her French husband , citing irreconcilable differences in the official paperwork.
Her decree nisi won't come through until October, but she starts making plans as a single woman.