Liam recently updated his Instagram display picture to a picture of him and Cheryl Cole and changed his bio. pic.twitter.com/OjaeoSUMNP— 1DPH (@Official1DPHL) February 28, 2016
Well, either that or he's trolling all of us.
Liam and Cheryl ?!?!?! What is GOING ON pic.twitter.com/RlCtXBsR6O— zoe loves harry (@forevermyhes) February 28, 2016
Details of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32, and Liam Payne, 22, dating began to emerge over the weekend, with multiple outlets claiming that the new couple enjoyed a romantic break holiday together, earlier this month.
On Saturday (27 February), reports stating that the duo have been secretly dating since December surfaced, and it’s now being claimed that they jetted off to a 5-star resort in early February.
When asked earlier this week by Huffington Post UK, reps for Cheryl and Liam declined to comment on the relationship reports.
Cheryl is currently still married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini however, they are thought to have separated in 2015, though she is yet to make an official statement.
Meanwhile, Liam split from his long-term girlfriend Sophia Smith in October.
A "source" had previously told The Sun: “It was great for Liam and Cheryl to go on their first big holiday away together.
“It was really hushed up and they went to great lengths not to be spotted when they flew in.
“Some of their closest friends didn’t even know they had been away, let alone on holiday with each other.
“They had an amazing trip and it really made them believe they had something special together.”
Needless to say fans are either a bit disbelieving or straight up gutted.
LIAM AND CHERYL WHAT?!— Jwow (@joaoschiavinato) February 28, 2016
"Well Liam and Cheryl are Happy"— best liam pics (@theliamphotos) February 28, 2016
Me: 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hyLstaNggV
liam and cheryl are the most random couple ???? I'd never imagine seeing them together, but I obviously know nothing— simone (@vocallyhes) February 28, 2016
Others were a bit more scathing in their assessment...
Banging Liam is the equivalent of choosing plain when you go to Nandos honestly https://t.co/oaiIdcaXca— Jessie Thompson (@jessiecath) February 28, 2016
We all know Liam's future lies in presenting ITV2 companions to terrible reality TV shows but if that's what you're into Cheryl— Jessie Thompson (@jessiecath) February 28, 2016