Liam Payne Bio: Age, Family, Marriage, Wife, Girlfriends, Kids

Who is Liam Payne?

Liam Payne is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is popularly known as one of the members of the “One Direction” boy band. After the band separated, Liam worked with other producers under the name “Big Payno” and “Payno”. He has released one album and 12 singles. Some of his hit songs include “Strip That Down“, “Bedroom Floor“, and “Stack It Up“, amongst others.

Liam Payne’s early life/childhood 

Liam Payne’s full name is Liam James Payne. He was born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom. He is 29 years old as of March 2023.

Liam Payne’s health condition

Liam Payne was reportedly born prematurely (approximately three weeks early) and he got ill frequently as an infant. As a result of this, he had regular tests done. At the age of four, doctors noticed one of his kidneys was dysfunctional. To help with the pain, Liam had 32 injections in his arm every day. Despite this, he was very active in sports in school, participating mainly in cross-country running.

Some fans have remarked that Liam Payne looked “thinner” in his recent pictures but there is no current evidence to suggest that the beloved singer is ill.

Liam Payne’s parents

Liam Payne was born at New Cross Hospital in the Heath Town district of Wolverhampton to his parents – Geoff Payne (father) and Karen Payne (mother). His father was a fitter while his mother worked as an infant nurse. Further information about their marriage is scarce at this time. According to reports, Liam Payne purchased a £400,000 property near his old childhood home in 2015 for his parents and sisters. It was reported that the singer thinks the world of his parents and it breaks his heart when he leaves his family behind to go on tours.

About Liam Payne’s father- Geoff Payne

Geoff Payne is a fitter who worked for the aerospace manufacturing corporation “Goodrich”. He was born on November 28, 1957, in England, United Kingdom. He is 65 years old as of March 2023. He got married to Karen Payne (Liam Payne’s mother) and they have three children together. Further information about him is scarce at this time.

About Liam Payne’s mother- Karen Payne

Liam Payne’s mother, Karen Payne worked as an infant nurse. She is popularly known as the mother of Liam Payne. She was born on June 20, 1959, in England, United Kingdom. She is 63 years old as of March 2023. She got married to Geoff Payne (Liam Payne’s father) and they have three children together. Further information about her is scarce at this time.

Liam Payne’s siblings

Liam Payne has two older sisters. They include Ruth Gibbins and Nicola Payne.

About Liam Payne’s siblings

a. Ruth Gibbins

Ruth Gibbins is the older sister of Liam Payne. She is a social media star. She was born on November 9, 1990, in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom. She is 32 years old as of March 2023. She got married to her husband, Thomas Gibbins in a beautiful ceremony in their hometown in Wolverhampton, England. Further information about her is scarce at this time.

b. Nicola Payne

Nicola Payne is the oldest sister of Liam Payne. She was born on May 27, 1988, in England, United Kingdom. She is 34 years old as of March 2023. According to reports, Nicola Payne was in a relationship with Nick Farrell. The pair welcomed a daughter named Fiona Nevaeh Farnell in June 2020.


Liam Payne attended St Peter’s Collegiate School (now St Peter’s Collegiate Academy) where he completed 11 GCSEs. He later moved to Wolverhampton College Paget Road Campus, where he studied Music Technology.

Wiki profile

Full nameLiam James Payne
Date of birthAugust 29, 1993
Place of birthWolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Age29 years old
Height5 ft 9
CareerSinger, Songwriter, Guitarist
ParentsGeoff Payne (father)
Karen Payne (mother)
SiblingsRuth Gibbins
Nicola Payne
Marital statusSingle
GirlfriendKate Cassidy
ChildrenBear Grey Payne
Alma materSt Peter’s Collegiate School
Wolverhampton College

Liam Payne’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Liam Payne is not married and does not have a wife. In an interview with Daily Star in 2017, the singer said;

I don’t know if I’m the wedding…y type of guy. Weddings are a bit weird to me. I don’t know..who knows, we’ll see.

However, Liam Payne is currently believed to be in a relationship with a lady identified as Kate Cassidy.

List of Liam Payne’s girlfriends

Liam Payne has been involved in a number of high-profile relationships. The singer has also made headlines with some of these relationships. Below is a list of women Liam Payne has dated in the past. The list also includes his current girlfriend Kate Cassidy.

  1. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Danielle Peazer in 2010.
  2. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Sophia Smith in 2013.
  3. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Cairo Dwek in 2018.
  4. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Naomi Campbell in 2018.
  5. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Duckie Thot in 2019.
  6. Liam Payne was rumoured to have been in a relationship with Stella Maxwell in 2019.
  7. Liam Payne was engaged to Maya Henry in 2020.
  8. Liam Payne was in a relationship with Aliana Mawla in 2022.
  9. Liam Payne is currently in a relationship with Kate Cassidy in 2023.
Liam Payne reportedly dated South Sudanese-Australian model Duckie Thot in 2019.

About Liam Payne’s relationship with Sophia Smith

Sophia Smith is a British fashion designer. She was born on February 9, 1994, in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom. She is 29 years old as of March 2023.

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith first met in high school, St Peter’s Collegiate School in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom. They were reintroduced to each other in February 2013 when they attended a mutual friend Andy Samuel’s birthday party. In August 2013, Liam Payne flew Sophia Smith out to join him on the “Take Me Home” tour. That same month, Liam confirmed he and Sophia Smith were dating during the “This Is Us” press conference. They made their first public appearance together at the “This Is Us” London premiere in August 2013.

In October 2015, it was reported that the pair had decided to end their relationship after two and a half years.

In an interview with Now Magazine in March 2016, Sophia Smith spoke about her split with Liam Payne and also aired her thoughts about him moving on with Cheryl Cole. She said;

It’s so weird. I knew about them a little bit ago, but who thought it would work out? I didn’t.

In an interview with Attitude Magazine in 2015, Liam Payne stated that he and Sophia Smith “talked about” marriage but he felt they were too young for that.

He said:

We have talked about marriage, but 22 seems a bit young for us. Sophia needs to go off and do what she wants to do. I don’t want her to be one of those stay-at-home girlfriends who doesn’t really do much.

Further information about their relationship is scarce at this time as the pair never revealed the cause of the split.

Liam Payne and Sophia Smith.

About Liam Payne’s relationship with Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole is an English singer and television personality. She was born on June 30, 1983, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. She is 39 years old as of March 2023.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole first met on the set of X-factor. Cheryl Cole was a judge on the show while Liam Payne was a contestant. In 2010, Liam Payne returned to X-factor where he became a member of the “One Direction” boy band. That same year, Cheryl Cole was rumoured to be dating Derek Hough, following her divorce from her ex-husband Ashley Cole.

In December 2015, Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole were pictured at the X-factor finale sharing a hug during an ad break which sparked relationship rumours. A year later, Cheryl Cole filed for divorce from her second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. That same year, Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole confirmed their relationship via Instagram.

They welcomed their first child together Bear Grey Payne in 2017.

In an interview with Rollacoaster in 2017, Liam Payne opened up about how much he loves Cheryl. He said;

This is the thing. In a non-cliché way, it’s weird waking up every day and living out your dream. You wake up in the most beautiful places. Obviously, I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world and she’s absolutely amazing. She’s been my dream girl since I was younger. She’s so ace.

A year later, the pair announced their split in a Twitter statement that reads;

Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together. 

Speaking on the break-up, Liam Payne revealed that welcoming his son, Bear with Cheryl ruined their relationship but for the right reasons. During an appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast in 2022, Liam Payne said he struggled with becoming a father at a tender age.

He said;

I like to talk to other new dads. You don’t know what is coming and it’s different. And to be honest with you, it ruined a relationship for me at that point but for all the right reasons. I was so excited for him to be born that I was actually worried that I wouldn’t love him enough.

Speaking of Cheryl, he said;

She is the best mum in the world. I couldn’t ask for someone better. I get to take my son to school one or two times a week and it’s the best thing. The relationship we have now as friends has only grown more.

He continued:

We broke up for a reason and now she gives me full autonomy of my life and to do what I do and I know he’s taken care of. He is all she cares about and I couldn’t ask for more. They live like three minutes from my house.

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Telegraph in 2018, Cheryl Cole debunked rumours that she had been the one that initiated her breakup with Payne. She said;

It is what it is, and I’m okay with it. When you have a baby, you are not consumed with just thinking about yourself. It’s your responsibility to keep things settled and happy, so you make the best of everything. And we have.

Despite their breakup, the former couple has kept things amicable as they co-parent their son together.

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole.

About Liam Payne’s relationship with Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, singer, and businesswoman. She was born on May 22, 1970, in Lambeth, London, United Kingdom. She is 52 years old as of March 2023.

Liam Payne and Naomi Campbell were first rumoured to be in a relationship in December 2018, weeks before they were spotted attending a concert together at the O2 Arena in London. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2019, Liam Payne agreed to a game of plead the fifth. The game requires celebrities invited on the show to face three taboo questions from host Andy Cohen and they will only be able to pass one.

However, the singer agreed to plead the fifth when asked if he was ever in a relationship with Naomi Campbell. When the show’s other special guest Lea Michele suggested his refusal to respond was a confirmation, Liam jokingly said;

I pled the’s my right as a human.

Naomi Campbell, on the other hand, declined to comment about her supposed relationship with Liam Payne when she appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show in 2019. When asked if she ever dated Liam, the model replied;

I never discuss my personal life.

Liam Payne and Naomi Campbell.

About Liam Payne’s relationship with Maya Henry

Maya Henry is an Instagram sensation. She was born on December 15, 2000, in San Antonio TX. She is 22 years old as of March 2023.

Liam Payne and Maya Henry first met in September 2015 when Maya attended the One Direction meet and greet. They were first spotted together in August 2018, holding hands on a date night in Mayfair. In 2019, during an appearance on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Liam Payne admitted his happiness for his blossoming romance with Maya. He said;

We are fairly happy at the moment. I’m just past the point where I’m bothered or not.

In August 2020, Liam Payne’s representative confirmed that the two had taken the next step in their relationship and were getting ready to walk down the aisle after two years of dating.

In June 2021, the pair shocked fans after suddenly ending their relationship. In an episode of The Diary of a CEO Podcast, Liam Payne confirmed he is single and regrets being bad with relationships.

He said:

I am indeed single. I feel like more than anything at this point. I’m more disappointed in myself that I keep on hurting people. That annoys me. I’ve just not been very good at relationships.

Two months later, it was reported that Payne and Maya Henry had gotten back together. They were spotted walking the red carpet at a London Fashion Week. The pair broke up for good in 2022 after Maya reacted to a photo of Liam Payne with his arms wrapped around a girl who fans assumed to be her.

Maya Henry confirmed that the girl in the photo is not her, saying:

I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman. This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.

Liam Payne and Maya Henry.

About Liam Payne’s relationship with Kate Cassidy

Kate Cassidy is the current girlfriend of Liam Payne, as of the time of publishing this article. She was born in 2000 in New Jersey, United States. She is 23 years of as of March 2023. Not much is currently known about her career and background.

Liam Payne and Kate Cassidy started dating in October 2022 after news surfaced that they dressed up as Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson for Halloween. Since then, the couple has attended several red-carpet events together but kept most details of their relationship private.

In December 2022, Liam Payne fired back at a troll who claimed Kate Cassidy is just with him for his money. The singer responded by screenshotting the message and posting it on his Instagram story. He wrote;

Gotta say you could tell me anything and I couldn’t be turned, I’ve never felt love as I do for Katelyn. We make each other better people. 

He added:

If it was just for the money I’d give her all of it.

Liam Payne and his new girlfriend, Kate Cassidy.

Liam Payne’s kids

As of March 2023, Liam Payne is the father of one child – a son named Bear Grey Payne whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl Cole.

Liam Payne cradles his baby.

About Liam Payne’s kids

a. Bear Grey Payne

Bear Grey Payne was born on March 22, 2017. He is 5 years old as of March 2023. According to reports, Bear’s middle name “Grey” is based on the grunting noises he makes in his sleep. Bear’s face has never been shown in public, as of the time of writing. Liam Payne has explained that he wishes to maintain a private childhood for his young son.

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