Liam Payne and Cheryl have been dating since early 2016, but Niall Horan has said something surprising about the couple.

Anyone who doesn't live under a rock knows that Liam Payne and Cheryl are in a relationship and have a baby together, but now Liam's former bandmate Niall Horan has said something pretty odd about the couple's relationship.

Unlike the rest of us who had to wait for the couple to confirm they were dating and then again that they were starting a family together, we're pretty sure that Niall was in the know the whole time. After all, he did spend five years in a band with Liam.

However, the 23-year-old star has opened up about his opinion on Liam and Chez and admitted that he thinks their relationship is "random."

Appearing up on American radio station KIIS FM, he said: "The Liam and Cheryl thing is quite random."


But before you speculate whether there's trouble between Liam and Niall, the Irish star only called their relationship random after he was asked to name "two people that hooked up that [he] never expected."

The 23-year-old dad and Chez, 33, did surprise everyone last year when they revealed they were dating shortly after the yummy mummy split from her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

Several months later there were rumors that the couple were going to start a family together, but it was only in February this year that Cheryl finally confirmed she was pregnant.

We're not sure why Niall thinks their relationship is random because it was him who set them up!


Before Chiam were a thing, it was Niall and Simon Cowell who got the pair together after they told Liam and Chez that they fancied each other.

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Liam explained: "Niall came over to me and said you'll never guess who's got a crush on you – Cheryl. I was saying something about Cheryl in Simon's house and he said I know who the future Mrs Payne is."

He added: "Apparently, he really embarrassed her one day by saying, 'Do you know who really, really fancies you', and she left the room bright red and Niall told me this whole story. They played Cupid."

Well, it definitely worked out well.

The happy couple welcomed their baby boy into the world in March and since baby Bear's arrival Liam has been spilling all the gossip around his family; from his sons middle name to what the popstar couple have been up to since welcoming Bear.

This post was written by Eden-Olivia Lord. It originally appeared on our sister site, Closer.

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