Liam Payne has revealed that he struggled to find his feet after becoming a first-time parent. The 24-year-old, who is a proud father to one-year-old son Bear with girlfriend Cheryl, admitted that he felt "excluded" by the unique bond his baby shared with his partner. In a recent interview with digital magazine Hashtag Legend, the One Direction star explained: "A mother and child is the most beautiful thing to watch, but they're the closest thing ever - and you'll never be as close."
Cheryl and Liam have only shared a handful of snaps of their son
He added: "A lot of dads feel put out in that sense. I didn't really feel put out, but I was like, 'where's my place?' I was desperate to find out what I was meant to do – changing nappies and whatever else. For me as a dad, you're just taking care of everything as much as you can, making sure he's got a smile on his face. And if you cook for her, she feeds him, so you’re cooking for everyone - that’s what my thing was."
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In March, Liam and Cheryl celebrated Bear's milestone first birthday, and the doting dad took to Instagram to share a sweet snapshot with fans. Alongside the image, he wrote: "Can't believe my little man is one today, where does the time go. Happy birthday son you're my world." Cheryl, 34, also tweeted thanking fans for their messages, writing: "Thank you so much for all of your beautiful birthday wishes for Bear. Have told him he has lots." Since his arrival, the couple have only shared a handful of snaps of their little boy.
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