Liam Payne gushes he is "so proud" of girlfriend Cheryl after red carpet debut

Published Tuesday, May 10 2016, 13:09 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Liam Payne has gushed he is "so proud" of girlfriend Cheryl, after she received an award at the Global Gift Gala in Paris last night (9 May).

Cheryl had been awarded the Global Gift Philanthropist Award in recognition for her work with Cheryl's Trust, which supports disadvantaged young people in the UK. The former X Factor judge had said she was "so honoured" to be on the receiving end of the prize and now her beau Liam has credited her on her win.

He took to Twitter with a new selfie of the pair, taken during their evening at the gala in the French capital.

Liam Payne, Cheryl at Global Gift Gala Paris
9 May

© Twitter / @Real_Liam_Payne

In his photo, One Direction star Liam can be seen cuddling up to a glamorous Cheryl, while she beamed for the camera. Liam paid tribute to his other half, tweeting: "So proud of her tonight such a special award #GlobalGiftGala."

His snap was a hit with fans and since uploading the selfie yesterday, it has so far been re-tweeted 64,000 times and liked by nearly 140,000 fans.

One follower of Liam's commented: "Good to see you happy loving and being loved. Cute couple, congratulations." Another gushed: "COUPLE GOALS."

Liam's selfie came after he and Cheryl made their red carpet debut as a couple.

On arrival to the Global Gift Gala, the pair posed up a storm together for waiting photographers and couldn't have looked happier together. Liam stood with his arm around Cheryl, before cutely whispering in her ear at one point.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V, Paris, France.
9 May

© Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Cheryl-Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala photocall at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
9 May

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He and Cheryl are rumoured to have been dating since December, following her split with husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

Their romance first came to light in February, however, Cheryl and Liam made sure to keep us all guessing by uploading a slew of mysterious selfies together on Instagram. Liam appeared to confirm the couple's relationship, though, by crediting Cheryl as his "favourite woman in the world" in March.

He decided to dedicate a post to her to mark International Women's Day. Liam shared a photo of Cheryl, along with the caption: "Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world. Hope I make you as happy as u make me X."

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