Liam Payne has revealed that he hasn’t seen his son Bear, three, in weeks because he is currently stuck with his mom Cheryl while Liam is in London.
The 26-year-old singer also admitted to getting a ‘clip on the ear’ from his mom after his infamous raucous Hugo Boss photo shoot with Stella Maxwell went public.
To talk with The sunLiam shared how he communicated with his son during FaceTime during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Family: Liam Payne, 26, has revealed that he hasn’t seen his son Bear, three, in weeks, as he is currently stuck with his mother Cheryl, 36, while Liam is in London
He said, “Cheryl and I had a very open conversation about visiting, but it’s difficult.
“It was around his birthday that it (lockdown) happened. It was one of the first times I was in the country for his birthday and I was ready to go and I just thought, “I don’t know how I feel.”
“So it was just hard to put up with a lot of FaceTime, and sometimes he wants to talk about FaceTime, sometimes he doesn’t.”
Liam, who is currently in a relationship with the American model Maya Henry, added that he has a new-found respect for people who have jobs, meaning they should go for longer periods without seeing their children.
Awkward: Liam also admitted to getting a ‘clip on the ear’ from his mom after his infamous tacky Hugo Boss photo shoot with Stella Maxwell went public
The former One Direction star also admitted that his mom Karen was unimpressed when she saw his Hugo Boss photo shoot with model Stella Maxwell.
Liam showed his buff physique during the shoot, remembering how he decided to tell his dad about it first to ease the blow.
However, while showing his dad some of the photos before the shoot went public, his mom also saw them and slapped him over the ear.
Liam, who previously admitted that on the day of the shoot, he thought he “ just shot soft-core porn, ” said he felt like a kid again at the time.
Photoshoot: Liam told his mom (photo) about the ad with a delay and preferred to tell his dad first
The hitmaker previously revealed that he finds it hard to be away from his son Bear when he is pursuing his music career.
Talk about British VogueIn The Bag YouTube series he said, ‘If I could fit one person in my bag, it should be my son. It’s hard to be on the go and miss him while I work as hard as I do. ‘
He praised 36-year-old Cheryl, from whom he split off in July 2018 after a two-year romance, saying, ‘It’s a super understanding of his mom that she takes good care of him. I always know that he is very well taken care of.
“It’s just the little moments you sometimes miss that I’d like to be there for more.”
Former Flame: Liam and Cheryl dated March 2016 – July 2018 (shown May 2016)
Liam and Cheryl dated between February 2016 and July 2018. The couple welcomed Bear in March 2017.
They’ve stayed civil since their split, and the hunk even insisted he wouldn’t be sure what he and Bear would do without Cheryl in a sweet Mother’s Day post in March.
He wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day to these two amazing super moms who aren’t sure what I and the little guy would do without you xx.”
Liam is now dating model Maya, 19, and the pair were last seen together at a Tings magazine event in London in early March.
Their outing came after the couple dismissed the claims they split after allegedly breaking up due to their busy schedules.
MailOnline revealed this was not the case, as a source explained that they were “very happy together.”
Liam said of Cheryl, “His mom is super understanding with me, she takes good care of him. I always know he is very well taken care of ‘(Bear pictured with Cheryl in December)
A friend of the couple explained that they took their romance from social media and said, ‘Maya and Liam are certainly still a couple and are very happy together.
“Both of them have recently been breaking free from social media and enjoying each other’s company away from the spotlight.”
In October, Liam spoke about his turbulent love life with MTV News, which shows that in the past ‘many girls’ have broken his heart, but Maya has ‘completely’ his back.
“Honestly with love, I don’t think you really understand until it gives you that sting, it took me a long time,” said Liam.
“Something really hurt me and it made me appreciate love and people much more, and for the longest time, living such an uncovered life really made dating difficult.
“I’ve found someone who’s really my best friend, she’s just so relaxed about everything and someone who turns her back on everything is just the wildest thing.”
New Love: Liam is now dating Texan model Maya Henry, 19, and the pair can be seen regularly at events together (pictured November 2019)