Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne have not been shy about showing their affection for one another on social media, but they are yet to make a high profile red carpet appearance together. However that could change on Monday, as Cheryl is set to be honoured at the Global Gift Gala in Paris.
Liam was spotted arriving in Paris with his girlfriend on Monday morning, prompting speculation that he will support her at the high profile ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. The One Direction star placed a protective arm around a smiling Cheryl as they made their way through the arrivals hall at Charles de Gaulle airport.
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Cheryl and Liam arrived in Paris on Monday morning
Their arrival in the City of Love comes as Cheryl prepares to accept the Global Gift Philanthropist Award at the 7th annual Global Gift Gala. The 32-year-old said she was "honoured" to be named the recipient of the prize, which will be presented to her by Eva Longoria in recognition of her work with her charity Cheryl's Trust.
It is expected that following Monday's ceremony the couple will continue down to the south of France for Cannes Film Festival, which begins on Wednesday.
Cheryl is set to receive the Global Gift Philanthropist Award
It comes as no surprise that Liam was by Cheryl's side for the trip to Paris, as their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength since it first emerged they were dating in February. Cheryl and Liam have since spent a lot of time together in Los Angeles while Cheryl recorded her new solo album, where they met up for dinner with music mogul Simon Cowell, who said the new couple were "madly in love".
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"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form," Simon told The Sun. "They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally they were so cute."
The X Factor judge also gave the new couple his seal of approval, explaining: "But importantly they both seemed very happy and very relaxed. I'm happy for them."