Liam Payne‘s new girlfriend, Aliana Mawla, is setting the record straight on their relationship.
The model, 24, addressed rumours she is responsible for the former One Direction singer’s split with his ex-fiancée Maya Henry, 22.
“Aliana is very taken back by the accusations that have been made regarding a relationship with Liam while he was still engaged or involved with his ex-fiancée,” a spokesperson for Mawla told E! News.
“Under no circumstances would Aliana have involved herself in a public relationship as such if there was any truth to the comments that have been made.”
The statement comes after speculation grew that Payne had cheated on Henry after she expressed via social media how upset she was to see him getting cosy with another woman in photos circulating online.
After the snaps went viral online, fans tagged Henry in the posts shared by dedicated fan accounts.
“I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman,” Henry replied in a since-deleted comment on one fan account’s post.
“This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.”
According to the Daily Mail, the pair officially parted ways in April after first calling off their engagement in June 2021, only to get back together the following month.
“Liam and Maya are no longer together and split up for good over a month ago,” a source told the outlet at the time. “Maya’s comments referring to Liam as her fiancé are untrue and very misleading.”
Payne proposed to Henry in August 2020 and the two were first linked romantically in 2018, shortly after he ended his relationship with Cheryl Cole, with whom he shares son Bear, five.
Payne and Henry confirmed their romance in September 2019.
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