Liam Payne is currently taking the world by storm with his debut solo singles, and over the weekend the former One Direction member returned to the place where the he and the group got their start – the X Factor stage. This time, Payno went out on his own to perform “Bedroom Floor” and yes, Cheryl was there supporting her guy and cheering him on.

First, the singer took to his Instagram stories to post a quick little video to tell fans how surreal it was to be back, how excited he was to perform, and how weird it felt without the rest of the boys. Cheryl even popped in for a quick second at the end, and she was all smiles.

How cute! The singer then took to Twitter to let all his fans know this performance was going on, and how grateful he was to be back. Liam tweeted out, “After all these years to come back and perform #BedroomFloor on that #XFACTOR stage… I feel truly grateful ??."

Of course, then Payno hit the stage and performed his new hit single on the very stage where it all began for him, and the crowd of course went wild for it. Though his performance wasn’t what had everyone talking, how he left the stage afterwards is what caught everyone’s eye. At the end of the song, Liam instead of exiting off towards the back of the stage, ran over to the crowd towards Cheryl and then the two left together.

Sure, it’s a little unconventional, but Liam wanted to bask in the moment with his love and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Besides, the two were probably in a rush to get back to their little lad, Bear. Family always comes first for the couple, so it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that was the reason they rushed off together. Either way, it was a huge night for Payno and everyone is definitely proud of him.

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