Cheryl has hit back at claims that her over-amorous appearance with boyfriend Liam Payne at Wednesday night’s BRITs was a ‘stunt’.
The 34-year-old songstress took to Twitter to vehemently deny that their red carpet PDA and backstage posts were anything but real, despite much speculation that their romance was in trouble less than a year after they welcomed their first child.
Posting to her 6.4million followers, she wrote: ‘Oh stop no one cares who’s been speculatively arguing or not in their relationship use your platform to put something productive in your columns.
United front: Cheryl has hit back at claims that her over-amorous appearance with boyfriend Liam Payne at Wednesday night’s BRITs was a ‘stunt’
‘I opened a centre this week that could help thousands of youth!!!!’
Adding: ‘…Oh and your “stunt” theories are just ludicrous and a bit weird’.
Cheryl’s furious tweet comes after she and Liam set more than a few tongues wagging with their loved-up display at the BRITs and at the BRITs Universal Music after-party in London.
Though their overzealous behaviour – amid claims that the two-year romance would be over ‘within weeks’ – cast some doubt on the relationship again, when friends told The Sun that the love-fest was ‘just a stunt’.
Staying strong: The 34-year-old songstress took to Twitter to vehemently deny that their red carpet PDA and backstage posts were anything but real, despite much speculation that their romance was in trouble less than a year after they welcomed their first child
Speaking out: She shared the tweet with her 6.4million followers
A source told the publication that Liam and Cheryl were attempting to hide their relationship woes with an overzealous display, just days after they were plagued with rumours of an impending split.
The insider said: ‘Cheryl and Liam’s friends say things aren’t good between them and have made it clear their relationship will soon end.
‘But with a single to promote, Liam was not going to miss the opportunity, and having Cheryl with him gives him even more limelight.
‘They are trying to work things out and want to be together for their son Bear’s first birthday next month. But things are very strained.’
Loved-up: Cheryl’s furious tweet comes after she and Liam set more than a few tongues wagging with their loved-up display at the BRITs and at the BRITs Universal Music after-party in London
Representatives for Cheryl and Liam were contacted for comment at the time.
Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with Bear, because she would rather stay in watching TV than go out to showbiz parties.
The source said: ‘Cheryl basically went into hibernation when she got pregnant and has made the decision to be a stay at home mother with no nanny and is looking after Bear herself. She doesn’t like going out much as she used to.’
While another friend close to the couple added: ‘The fact of the matter is, like most young couple’s with busy work lives and the demands of an infant they have been struggling to spend time together.
‘There are the very real strains of trying to adapt to parenthood whilst being in the spotlight and having to appear as though everything is rosy all of the time.
‘It is not real life and is not the life Cheryl and Liam are currently living as a couple.’
Romantic: Cheryl lounged with her legs across Liam in the video as they prepared to arrive on the red carpet together
It was also reported by The Sun that Liam has spoken to lawyers to see what a split would mean for their shared assets and the care of their son – with Liam holding an estimated £54million fortune, and Cheryl around £20million.
However, the Fight For This Love hitmaker was quick to hit back at the split rumours as she launched Cheryl’s Trust Centre on Tuesday.
Following days of speculation, BBC presenter Dan Walker touched upon her love life life at the launch, but a slightly frosty Cheryl appeared keen to deflect discussion away from her relationship.
She said: ‘(Talk of my personal life) is not frustrating. It doesn’t bother me at all as my focus is solely on this and I’ve waited seven years and none of that matters – this is most important to me.’
All’s well? The couple seemed to be more loved-up than ever as they relaxed ahead of the awards show, following a slew of rumours they are set to split in the coming weeks