Liam Payne and Model Maya Henry Look Cosy in Each Other’s Company

Liam Payne and Model Maya Henry Look Cosy in Each Other's Company

Liam Payne has been spotted holding hands with Texan-born model Maya Henry on a night out in Mayfair on Friday.

The single singer, 26, cut a dapper figure as he went for a late night stroll with his gorgeous companion with the pair looking cosy in each other’s company – who he was first romantically linked to in August 2018.

Liam donned a teal shirt with rolled up sleeves that displayed his array of tattoos and black trousers with matching shoes.

His lady friend donned a black mini-dress with a red floral print and a deep V-neckline with lace trimming.

She added height to her frame with a pair of thigh-high black boots and wrapped up in a black leather jacket.

Styling her brunette locks into an updo, she completed her look with hoop earrings and a gold cross necklace.

The pair were first linked back in August 2018 shortly after Liam’s high-profile split from Cheryl, 36 with whom he shares son Bear, two.

Maya and Liam have known of each other for years, with the pair first being pictured together at a meet-and-greet event when 1D fan Maya was 15.

Maya is the daughter of Thomas J. Henry – a Texan lawyer who amassed his wealth running his own personal injury firm.

The company is described on its website as ‘one of the biggest plaintiff’s firms in Texas’, with Maya the heiress to the multi-million pound fortune.

The beauty has still been reaping the benefits of her father’s success during her youth – with her Quinceañera, the Spanish coming of age party at 15 years old, costing a whopping £4million.

Maya slipped into two custom designer dresses for the event, which saw her and 400 other guests treated to a six-tier cake and performances by Pitbull and Nick Jonas, in a venue complete with flower walls and a large fountain.

Despite her privileged background, the beauty is driven to succeed on her own – having revealed her desire to be a human rights lawyer ‘like Amal Clooney’ to the Business Insider.

Not only successful in the classroom, with her favourite subject algebra, the brunette is also interested in fitness, and was a competitive tennis player in her youth.

She even set up her own charity, Maya’s Corner, as a child, which provides school supplies and now education opportunities to underprivileged kids across the US.

However, she is currently putting her career on hold to try her hand at modelling, after garnering a huge 158,000 followers with her sizzling Instagram snaps

Liam visited the latter locations at a similar time in July last year leading to the new ‘couple’s’ first sighting.

The pop star was spotted heading to the Dolce & Gabbana gala dinner in Tremezzo, Lake Como with Maya in July 2018, before they partied together on a yacht in Cannes.

A source told The Sun last week: ‘Liam and Maya get on well — and she’s a stunning girl

They have kissed a couple of times, but he is in no rush to date again and certainly isn’t ready for a serious relationship.

‘Liam is simply focusing on work at the moment, and above all else obviously his main priority is Bear.’

MailOnline has contacted Liam’s representative for comment.

Liam split from his former flame Cheryl, 36, in July 2018 after months of speculation the couple were going their separate ways.

The One Direction star amicably co-parents Bear, two, with Cheryl, who spoke about parenting recently in an interview with Fault magazine.

She said: ‘I think it changes you completely, it’s a 360 – I’m a completely different person.

‘I think as a mother your perspective changes and while I can’t pinpoint what it is specifically, I have become a brand new person.’

Although Liam and Cheryl called their romance quits, they have been successfully co-parenting Bear and even spent Christmas Day together.

The singers were rumoured to be spending the holiday ‘as a family’ and Cheryl later confirmed this.

Speaking to The Sun at the time, she said: ‘There’s no animosity whatsoever. In fact, Liam spent Christmas Day with us.

‘He cooked the turkey and everything at our home. His family came on the 23rd, and then he was in the house before I woke up on Christmas Day.’

Speaking previously to MailOnline about the split, Cheryl admitted she hated the ‘lows’ that come with a break-up.

She said: ‘I hate the lows… I hate the lows. It’s kind of one of the things that makes us not want to get into a relationship. Nothing quite makes you feel like that, does it? Nothing else.

‘And I know you have to take the highs with the lows, so I’m working on being OK with that, but at the moment, I just don’t need it. I don’t want it.

‘There’s no animosity whatsoever. We are learning all the time. And it’s good, it’s healthy.

‘We’re just like any other couple that have gone through this, but we have a few more eyes watching us… just a few.’

Whilst Cheryl has not been linked to anyone, Liam was said to be dating Naomi Campbell, but it reportedly fizzled out in May.

Speaking of their split, a source told The Mirror at the time: ‘Liam and Naomi had a lot of fun together, they got on well and had a laugh. But it just wasn’t meant to be.’

‘They are going to stay friends – there are no hard feelings with either of them.’

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