Cheryl Cole Denies Liam Payne Cheating Rumors

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After speculation arose that Liam Payne was involved with one of his backup dancers, girlfriend Cheryl Cole took to Twitter to shut those cheating rumors down.

A video recently surfaced of the One Direction member hanging out with a dancer friend while in Dubai. Cole — who rarely comments on personal matters — posted a message denying the claims of infidelity. “I usually don’t bother myself to respond to stupid articles,” Cole’s tweet began. “But in my silence, they hold the pen. This is a stupid article, clutching at very small straws,” she continued.

Cole did not link the exact article but clarified that Payne and the dancer are just colleagues. The singer also stated that she doesn’t understand the frequency of the rumors and called them “a desperate attempt to try to cause problems between Liam and I.”

Payne has been previously linked to singers Rita Ora and Katy Perry, as well as a mystery woman. Cole shared that the mystery woman happens to be her longtime friend and manager — she found this claim particularly embarrassing.

She followed up a tweet that signifies all is well: The couple is headed on vacation. “The only thing we're making are memories,” Cole tweeted.

Cole and Payne have been dating since 2016. Recently, the couple celebrated the first birthday of their son, Bear.