Because there's been no real Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or Liam Payne goss (and by 'real goss', we mean new selfies using the snapchat filters - DUH) for a little while now, impatient sources and insiders have started to speculate about whether he's 'overwhelmed' by her divorce. Ugh, this again.
So after taking to Twitter to defend her against trolls and Chezza denying she ever cheated on Jean-Beanard Fernandez-Versini with Liam Payne, a "friend of the couple" (hmm) at Heat magazine reckons Liam's taken a step back in the relationship - because of her divorce.
They commented: "Liam is clearly overwhelmed by the divorce battle and how messy it's getting. He's been distant since they got back from LA [where they spent a month recording], as he feels like it's best for Cheryl if he takes a step back to let her deal with what's clearly a very stressful situation.
"Cheryl's assured Liam that he doesn't have anything to worry sbout and her divorce doesn't need to come between them, but cracks are starting to show and the age different could soon prove to be an issue.
"Liam's never had to deal with the kind of issues that Cheryl has. Cheryl already has one bitter divorce behind her and a chequered family history. Cheryl loves Liam and understands this is hard for him.
"She's starting to have some doubts over whether she jumped into this too soon and made the same mistake yet again."
Jumping into things too soon with Liam Payne? Not possible, mate. What do you lot reckon, then? Thoughts? Let's discuss over on our Twitter @Sugarscape, yo.
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