He has been plagued with rumours that his relationship with Cheryl is ‘strained’.
And Liam Payne did little to dispel claims as he took to Instagram to post a cheeky shirtless video of him attempting to speak Spanish to impress ‘the girls’ in Miami on Sunday, before flying back home to London.
Soaking up the sun, the singer, 24, tried his hand at the language in the sexy video clip, where he showed off his gym-honed physique and numerous tattoos.
Flirty: Liam Payne did little to dispel claims as he took to Instagram to post a cheeky shirtless video of him attempting to speak Spanish to impress ‘the girls’ in Miami on Sunday
Plugging his new single Familiar, he said: ‘I can’t stop speaking Spanish, I can’t…’ before becoming distracted by a bevvy of girls giggling below.
Peering over his hotel balcony, the Strip That Down hitmaker grinned before turning to the camera to say: ‘The girls…. A little bit.’
Not afraid to poke fun at his novice Spanish skills, he captioned the clip: ‘I have no idea what I’m saying.’
Relationship woes?The Instagram clip comes amid rumours his relationship with Cheryl is ‘strained’
Trying to impress: Plugging his new single Familiar, he said: ‘I can’t stop speaking Spanish, I can’t…’ before he became distracted by a bevvy of girls giggling below
Liam is set to return home to do yet more promo with Rita Ora for their Fifty Shades song, For You.
It was noted that their performance at the BRITs was somewhat tamer than the version they performed on the Jimmy Fallon show.
So it remains to be seen how their next live performance at London’s Eventim Apollo will go.
The cheeky clip comes after Cheryl gave an insight into the last few months of her personal struggles as she admitted she was finding motherhood ‘challenging’.
Speaking to The Mirror at The BRIT Awards last Wednesday, the 34-year-old singer – who shares son Bear, 11 months, with Liam, spoke candidly about her family life, amid claims she is planning to relocate.
Discussing motherhood, Cheryl admitted: ‘It’s challenging, that’s for sure, but when you’re with him it makes none of that relevant.’
Distracted: Peering over his hotel balcony, the Strip That Down hitmaker grinned before turning to the camera to say: ‘The girls…. A little bit.’
Cheeky: Not afraid to poke fun at his novice Spanish skills, he captioned the clip: ‘I have no idea what I’m saying’
Yet she was full of praise for Liam amid mounting speculation over their romance, explaining: ‘I’m great, it’s been a good night and I’m proud of him. He’s so good.’
The report comes amid claims Cheryl is planning to move house from the £5million mansion in Woking, Surrey that she shares with Liam and Bear, in order to be closer to her best friend Kimberley Walsh.
A source told The Sun that Cheryl is keen to explore a move to Barnet in North London where her former Girls Aloud bandmate lives.
The insider said: ‘The search by Cheryl’s employee has been going on for a while.
‘They’ve got Statons in Barnet involved. They helped Cheryl with her property after she split from Ashley Cole.’
A source added that Cheryl is hoping to buy a larger property for the family after a plan to extend their existing home was rejected.
MailOnline has contacted both stars’ representatives for comment.
Home alone: The report comes following claims that Cheryl and Liam went their separate ways after the BRITs, spending the night without one another
Liam’s work trip to the US comes after the couple went their separate ways after the BRITs last Wednesday, with the Girls Aloud singer heading to their Surrey mansion while her beau stayed in a budget hotel near Heathrow.
A source told The Sun: ‘Despite their over-the-top show of affection they went their separate ways.
‘Cheryl headed home to their family home, alone, and Liam spent the night at a dingy airport hotel. For a couple who are going through tough times they’ve spent next to no time in private trying to fix things.’
Stunt? It comes amid mounting speculation that their relationship is strained, with the songstress hitting back at those who labeled their amorous display on the red carpet a ‘stunt’
Despite their Surrey mansion being a thirty minute drive from Heathrow, Liam opted to stay in a hotel next to the airport.
It’s been claimed their busy work schedules have put a strain on their relationship, with the couple not spending a night together since rumours surfaced that their relationship was in trouble on Sunday.
A source told MailOnline that Liam stayed in the hotel after the award ceremony to catch an early flight to Miami, while Cheryl’s work commitments in Newcastle earlier in the week meant they were unable to spend a night together.
‘Just landed in Miami!’: Just a day after his reunion with Cheryl, Liam jetted across the Atlantic to shoot a music video in Miami
The timing of his trip will no doubt spur rumours that his relationship with Cheryl is in crisis, with sources telling The Sun that the pair could split in ‘a matter of weeks’.
The couple attempted to downplay the allegations when they put on an overzealous display at the BRIT Awards, though insiders have branded the whole thing a ‘stunt’.
A source told the publication: ‘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.’
Doting mama: While Liam gallivants across the globe to promote his new music, Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with their son Bear
Despite the claims, Cheryl took to Twitter to defend her relationship with Liam on Thursday and denied that they were on the brink of a break-up.
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.
‘I opened a centre this week that could help thousands of youth!!!!’
She added: ‘…Oh and your ‘stunt’ theories are just ludicrous and a bit weird’.
While Liam gallivants across the globe to promote his new music, Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with their son Bear, because she would rather stay in watching TV than go out to showbiz parties.
Speaking out: She shared the tweet with her 6.4million followers
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