Cheryl Fernandez-Versini shares thoughts on love as relationship with Liam hots up

by Gemma Strong

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has shared some sweet words about love as her romance with Liam Payne continues to blossom. The 32-year-old singer uploaded a post on Instagram this week, showing the outline of a couple with their arms wrapped around each other, accompanied by the words: "I fall in love with souls, not faces."

Alongside the simple message, Cheryl wrote a series of love heart emojis – leading many to assume the quote was meant for her new boyfriend.

cheryl-insta-

Cheryl shared a sweet post about love on Instagram

The post comes amid reports that Cheryl is worried intense public scrutiny is putting a strain on her relationship with 22-year-old Liam. "It was so perfect between them before everyone found out," a source told Heat magazine. "There was no pressure before – no judgements. They were able to go on their holiday to the Maldives together without anyone knowing or commenting.

"Now their every move is under scrutiny and Cheryl's scared that the pressure could prove too much and end up splitting them up."

Liam and Cheryl are thought to have started dating at the end of last year, following the end of her 18-month marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Their romance is said to have the seal of approval from Cheryl's mum Joan Callaghan.

cheryl-liam1-

Liam and Cheryl looked blissfully happy as they stepped out for dinner

Last week Cheryl and Liam were pictured heading out to dinner with Joan – which prompted some unfair comments that Cheryl's mum is 'too involved' in her daughter's relationships.

The star immediately spoke out in defence of Joan, writing a message to "clear a few things up" after public criticism of her mother's seemingly constant presence.

In a frank post, the former Girls Aloud star said: "There have been a lot of unfair comments about my Mam today and I have to clear a few things up in her defence.

cheryl-mu

Cheryl is famously close to her mum Joan Callaghan

"While I am extremely close to my Mam and respect her entirely, she does not and never has had any influence in any of my relationships.

"As a 32-year-old woman I make my own decisions and choices and take full responsibility for them. To portray her the way some stories have today is wholeheartedly unfair, hurtful and untrue."

The post was 'liked' more than two thousand times by her six million fans who shared a number of supportive comments for the star.

Minutes later, Cheryl posted another message to clarify the reason for their group outing. "Just an FYI ...I wasn't out last night for a 'romantic dinner' I was out celebrating Lily England's 30th birthday with everyone we love. #facts'," she added.

More on: