Cheryl slams 'nasty, false' Liam Payne breakup reports, says her mom 'has absolutely nothing to do with any of it'
Cheryl and Liam Payne announced their separation on Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Cheryl took to Twitter on Monday, where she spoke out against “nasty, false articles” concerning her mother, Joan Callaghan, and the singer's previously-announced split from Liam Payne.
The pop star, 35, posted a statement reacting to stories Callaghan got in between the couple, ultimately leading to their separation.
Cheryl wrote she was unable to “sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam.”
“I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it,” she said.
The British celebrity called herself “a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life,” before finishing the statement with praise for her mother
“She is a soft and kind woman who doesn't deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her,” Cheryl concluded.
Her words come after she and Payne revealed their separation over the weekend.
Payne initially tweeted a message Sunday explaining that the relationship was ending but that there was no bad blood between the duo, who share a one-year-old son, Bear.
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.— Liam (@LiamPayne) July 1, 2018
Not long after, Cheryl shared an almost identical message on her Twitter account.
The former couple first met on “The X Factor UK” in 2008 when Payne was a contestant.
We 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.— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) July 1, 2018
The couple had Bear in 2017 amid rumors that they would be splitting up. Those rumors were later shut down.
As People noted, Payne most recently defended the relationship in an interview, but admitted that the couple faced “struggles” together.