Cheryl Fernandez-Versini denies rumours that she had an affair with Liam Payne

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has shut down rumours that she cheated on her ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini with her current boyfriend, One Direction band member Liam Payne. The 32-year-old took to Twitter to deny the reports, and her spokesperson definitively labelled the allegations as "false."

The rumours began after Jean-Bernard was allegedly informed that Cheryl, who filed for divorce citing 'irreconcilable differences' after 19 months of marriage, was dating Liam two months prior to their break-up. However, the Fight for This Love singer vehemently denied the reports, tweeting: "If anybody believes [what] they're reading today you really don't know me at all."


Cheryl took to Twitter to deny the claims

Cheryl's spokesperson told Mirror Online: "Jean Bernard's information about when Cheryl started her relationship with Liam is false."

The former X Factor judge also received public support from Liam, who retweeted a fan's message which read: "Cheryl's the most selfless and kind hearted human you will ever come across in your life. I just don't understand why people are so cruel."

Cheryl and Liam went public with their relationship in February this year, confirming their new romance by sharing a number of photos together on social media.

Cheryl and Liam confirmed their relationship in February

The 22-year-old is clearly smitten with his new girlfriend, and recently shared a photo of her on Instagram captioned: "Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world...hope I make you as happy as u make me."

Fellow X Factor judge Simon Cowell has revealed that the pair are "madly in love," telling The Sun: "I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally they were so cute."

He continued: "But importantly they both seemed very happy and very relaxed. I'm happy for them."