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Liam Payne Steps Out With Model After Fiancée Reacts To Photos Of Him ‘Wrapped Around Another Woman’

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Liam Payne, Maya Henry, Aliana Mawla

Singer Liam Payne and his fiancée, Maya Henry, have seemingly ended their engagement after Payne was spotted out with another woman.

Photos emerged of the engaged former One Direction star with another woman, who was identified as model Aliana Mawla. 

The images, which were originally posted to Mawla's Instagram story, included a close-up photo of Payne embracing Mawla from behind, and a black-and-white picture of their hands intertwined.

While a source told US Weekly that Payne, 28, and Henry, 22, had "split up" before Payne and Mawla were spotted out together, Henry seemed to be taken off-guard by the pictures of her fiancé with another woman.

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Henry hasn't addressed the breakup but did comment on a fan-posted photo of Payne and Mawla after the account tagged Henry thinking the woman in the photo was her. 

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

Who is Aliana Mawla?

Mawla, 24, is a model based out of Los Angeles and is most known for her Instagram page, which boasts over 300,000 followers.

She also seems to have known Payne for quite some time. Mawla appeared in Payne's 2018 music video for his song with J. Balvin titled 'Unfamiliar.'

The new couple was recently spotted for the first time arriving at Heathrow Airport from Los Angeles on Tuesday. Payne and Mawla were photographed walking arm-in-arm through the terminal.

They were both greeted by a friend of Payne's, who offered Mawla a hug before they were ushered into a waiting vehicle. 

Maya Henry and Liam Payne have had an on-off relationship in the past.

The former couple first met in 2018, and their relationship was confirmed in 2019. It wasn't long before Payne proposed to Henry, eventually asking the model to be his wife in August 2020. 

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The two ended up calling it quits for the first time in June of last year, with Payne saying on The Diary of a CEO podcast that he's "just not been very good at relationships."

"I feel like that’s where I got to in my last relationship. I just wasn’t giving a very good version of me anymore, that I didn’t appreciate and I didn’t like being," the singer said.

However, it wasn't long before Payne and Henry reconciled and were spotted two months later in St. Tropez, and were photographed as a couple again on a red carpet in October 2021 in London.

Back in March, Payne attended an event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills alongside Henry and gushed about his fiancée.

"She's still my fiancée," Payne told People. "We're still here together, and we're very, very happy at the moment. Probably the happiest we've been."

"I think we went through a lot in COVID," he added. "I feel like we've come out the other side of it a bit stronger."

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Nia Tipton is a writer living in Brooklyn. She covers pop culture, social justice issues, and trending topics. Follow her on Instagram.

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