Not long after the couple dispelled rumours that they were married, Liam has spoken out to confirm Cheryl's name change. It might not be what you think...


After announcing the name of their baby boy, Bear Payne, just a few weeks ago, it looks like Cheryl’s got some more big name news…

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The singer has changed her last name once again – and this time she’s gone full circle. While professionally, she’ll just be known as ‘Cheryl’, Tweedy is now legally her second name.

A spokesperson for Cheryl told the MailOnline: “Cheryl has been using her first name professionally for some time now and will continue to do so.”

Cheryl first changed her last name from Tweedy to Cole when she wedded footballer Ashley Cole back in 2006. Following their divorce in 2010, sparked by Ashley’s alleged infidelities, Cheryl kept Cole as her last name until she married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2014.

When their whirlwind romance came to an end in December 2015, Cheryl also chose to not change her last name immediately. Following her second divorce Cheryl changed all of her social media platforms to simply read “Cheryl”.

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Now the star has decided to go back to her original last name, despite being in a happy relationship with boyfriend, and father to her child, Liam Payne. The couple began dating in January 2016 and welcomed their son to the world in March.

Liam has said he’s not bothered about Cheryl’s name change. In the interview he said: “Her name is officially Cheryl Tweedy now, but to be honest it doesn’t really bother me, we have a kid together, there’s a lot more to our life.”

In an interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 Liam said he had no intention of becoming Cheryl’s third ex-husband. He said: “I see marriage as more of a religious thing and I’m not really a religious person, so I know it’s not really on the cards for me at the moment.”