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Liam Payne 'confirms' he is dating Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Liam Payne 'confirms' he is dating Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Liam Payne appears to have confirmed he is dating Cheryl Fernandez-Versini by posting a picture of them together on his Instagram account.

The One Direction singer, 22, changed his Instagram profile picture to a selfie of the pop duo lying down together in what looks like a bed or a sofa.

In the black and white image, Cheryl is seen gesturing a peace sign, while Liam stares into the camera lens.

The image seems to confirm widespread speculation that the duo have started dating, with reports suggesting they recently jetted off for a romantic holiday in the Maldives.

It's been reported that the duo have grown increasingly close since the start of the year, and things are said to have progressed rapidly over the last few weeks.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "With Liam it's just completely relaxed. They've come from the same place and totally understand each other and the pressures each of them has, so there is no need to put on a front.

"Of course they have known each other for a long time, and always got on very well, but it was only in December that they began talking of getting together.

"It's early days and who knows exactly what will happen, but her family are happy for her and she's enjoying herself."