Liam Payne splits with fiancee Maya Henry 10 months after engagement – and reveals he's quit drinking too

LIAM Payne has split from his fiancee Maya Henry – 10 months after their engagement.

The 27-year-old star dropped the bombshell news during a podcast appearance – also revealing he'd quit drinking.

The One Direction singer referred to 21-year-old Maya as his "partner at the time of lockdown".

Host Steven Bartlett then clarified: "Does this mean…"

Liam replied: "I am indeed."

Further pushing for confirmation, Steve asked directly: "You're single?"

Liam simply replied: "Yeah."

Elsewhere, the hunk said on The Diary Of A CEO podcast that he has been sober from alcohol for over a month.

The star proposed to Maya with a £3million diamond ring in August 2020 after two years of dating.

He and the Texan-born beauty were first linked in August 2018 – shortly after Liam split from Cheryl, who he shares four-year-old son Bear with.

It was previously revealed that he and Maya first met when she was a 15-year-old One Direction fan who'd attended a meet-and-greet event.

As a new dad, Liam took the romance slowly and did not address his relationship status until September of the following year, where he appeared to defend their first encounter as he told Capital FM's Roman Kemp: "We’re fairly happy at the moment.

"I’m just past the point of where I’m bothered or not. It’s not worth my happiness; I’d just rather go out and do what I want. I’ve got nothing to hide."

That same month, he made the relationship Instagram official with a sweet snap of himself and Maya laughing together.

He gushed in the caption at the time: "Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy… Sure glad you brought him back though."

In February 2020, The Sun revealed that he and Maya had split but they quickly got back together as the world was plunged into lockdown.

In addition to Cheryl, Liam has previously dated influencer Sophia Smith, dancer Danielle Peazer, and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

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