Cheryl legally changes name back to Tweedy as boyfriend Liam Payne says girlfriend has officially dropped former surnames Cole and Fernandez-Versini
After she was granted a divorce from her ex-husband, Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl admitted she would simply be known "as Cheryl".
But her boyfriend Liam Payne has confessed the Girls Aloud star's name is officially Cheryl Tweedy, after she legally changed the moniker.
"Her name is officially Cheryl Tweedy now, but to be honest it doesn't really bother me, we have a kid together, there's a lot more to our life," he said in an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra host A Dot.
In the same interview, Liam said his former boss, Simon Cowell, and bandmate, Niall Horan, played matchmaker for the couple – who welcomed their first child, Bear, in March.
While Liam auditioned on the X Factor at the age of 14, he admitted he didn’t have his eye on pop star Cheryl until he was older.
When asked if their romance was something he'd always thought of, Liam said: "It wasn’t something I definitely planned out.
"I wish I could say I was that confident – I wasn’t," he added.
"It just came about one day. Niall came up to me and said, ‘You’ll never guess who’s got a crush on you?’ And I was like, ‘Who?’ He’s like, ‘Cheryl’."
Liam went on to say that Simon Cowell himself also helped out in getting the pair together.
"Niall hooked it up," Liam added. "Simon kind of half hooked it up. I was saying something about Cheryl one night in (Simon’s) house, and he was like, 'I think I know who is going to be the future Mrs Payne’, and I was like 'Who are you on about?'
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