They're Engaged! Meet Maya Henry — Model And Liam Payne's Fiancé

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Who Is Maya Henry? Details On Model And Liam's Payne's Fiancé
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Congratulations are in order for former One Direction band member Liam Payne and his partner, Maya Henry! The loved-up couple were recently spotted out and about in London, with Maya sporting a seriously massive ring on that​ finger. Liam's rep confirmed the couple's engagement to US Weekly on August 28. 

Although the couple were first linked romantically in August of 2018, Liam Payne finally went public with their relationship nearly a year later in 2019. 

Who is Maya Henry, Liam Payne's fiancé?

Maya Henry is a 20-year-old model from Texas. Her father, Thomas Henry, is one of Texas' top personal injury attorneys and her San Antonio-based family is prominent in Texas society. She's a college student and intends to be a human rights lawyer following her modeling career.

How old is Maya Henry?

At 20, she's nearly 17 years younger than Payne's last serious girlfriend, Cheryl Cole. Payne and Cole have a son, Bear, together. Maya's brother, Thomas, who's also a model, reportedly introduced the two — but this isn't the first time Maya and Liam met. Maya is a One Direction fan and they first met when she was just 15 when Payne was in the boy band. 

How did Maya Henry become famous?

Maya became a big topic of conversation online after her family threw her a multi-million dollar 15th birthday party. It was a Quinceañera celebration held for 600 guests in a 55,000-square foot venue built in San Antonio specifically for Maya's birthday party.

The venue was decorated with fountains, walls of roses, fake peacocks, cherry blossoms and butterflies suspended from the ceiling. Maya wore two designer outfits by Rolando Santan that were made especially for her. Her makeup was done by Kardashian fave Partick Ta, and it took 150 event planners to pull off the party. Nick Jonas and Pitbull performed. The entire party cost her parents $6 million. Wow.

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What is Maya Henry's YouTube show about?

The fame her birthday party brought her and her family turned into a YouTube reality TV show called Hangin' With Los Henrys. The show premiered in 2017 on YouTube and featured Maya's parents, grandmother and brother.

The description of the series reads: "Meet Los Henrys, a blended Mexican-American family from San Antonio, Texas. Their mini-series reality show, "Hangin with Los Henrys" debuted on YouTube on December 13, 2017. The show centers around Thomas 'Tom' and Azteca Henry and their two children, Thomas Jr. and model/actress Maya. Also featured is 'Abuelita,' Teresa Crawford, who lives with the family in their San Antonio mansion."

Who has Maya Henry modeled for?

Maya has a successful modeling career. She's modeled for Vogue Ukraine, Glamour, L'Officiel Latvia, Vogue Arabia, Vogue Beauty UA and Elle Romania as well as numerous fashion and beauty shoots. She's repped by Elite Model Mangement and walked her first couture fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in July 2019. She's also walked the runway for Dolce & Gabanna five times so far. She was featured in the video for Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus' song "Old Town Road." She also had a role in the short film, Carte Blanche, alongside Dylan Sprouse.


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What is the name of Maya Henry's charity?

In 2008, when Maya was seven years old, she founded Maya's Corner, her own charity which collects school supplies for students in Texas. In 2017, she also raised $100,000 for the Tree Media Foundation. She wrote about it on Instagram, saying: "[Tree Media] is a non-profit organization that supports education and programs in environmental sustainability.

The website for her other charity states: "Maya's Corner helps to raise awareness and funds for causes near and dear to the heart of its founder, Maya Henry. The organization provides for causes related to children, animals, education, and poverty."

Is Maya Henry a One Direction super-fan?

We could call Maya Henry a One Direction super-fan. She first met Liam and the rest of the group during a meet and greet when she was 15. In an interview she said, "We talked about how I play tennis. On stage he looked at me and did a tennis serve on stage (his technique needed a little work but the intention was good). I met him again two times after that in Buffalo and Dallas and he remembered I played tennis and served at me again on stage."

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What has Liam Payne said about his relationship with Maya Henry?

As a former member of one of the most popular boy bands in recent memory, Liam is no stranger to female attention. He told MTV News that dating has been hard for him since he lives such a public life. He remarked that Maya doesn't seem fazed by the "frenzy" in his life.

“I don’t have anything to hide, so I’m really happy right now and things are good. Now that I’ve found someone who’s genuinely my best friend — as well as my partner — it’s massively changed things for me," he said. "She’s just so relaxed about everything and someone who’s completely got your back with everything is just the wildest thing. I don’t think I’ve ever really experienced that before in someone, so that’s quite a wonder to watch actually. 

A lot of things in my life have happened very quickly, and I’ve not had the sense of stability with somebody in the way that I have it with [Maya]," he continued. "She keeps me calm and grounded about a lot of stuff that I am usually not so at ease about. There is never a lack of trust. It’s about having someone you can hang with, where you’re never pressured to fill the silence. Everything outside and around me is so high intensity right now. She brings the calm.”

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer and editor covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.