Cheryl and Liam Payne have announced they have split after two and a half years together. The former couple broke the news to fans with a joint statement shared to their Twitter accounts, saying they were ‘sad’ to be going their separate ways. The pair first went public with their relationship in late 2015, but had known each other for much longer. In fact, the couple first met each other way, way back in 2008, 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 10-year age gap – would have ever ended up together? Here’s just how the ex-couple started out… 2008 : A floppy-haired Liam wowed the judges at the 2008 X Factor auditions with his rendition of Fly Me To The Moon. He was 14, his future love was 10 years older. “I like you, I think you’re really cute,” she tells him after Simon Cowell knocks his lack of ‘fun’. “You’ve got charisma, you gave us that little cheeky wink!” There is obvious flirting, possibly even ‘flanter’. Sadly, he doesn’t get through that time. 2010… Read full this story
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