Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole announced their split back in July, but the former One Direction singer is still being asked about it. Speaking with Kat Shoob of the U.K.’s Big Top 40, he opened up about the difficulties of having his personal life in the public eye and how he’s been doing since the breakup.
“I’m a bit fragile at times,” he said. “No, I’m all right. You know, it’s been okay. Obviously there’s a lot of stuff I’ve still got to sort out with my life.”
Payne revealed the couple, who have a child named Bear together, had split a couple weeks before they shared the news with a statement on social media.
“It’s like breaking up twice. We already did this once, and now I’m going to through all that again. I have to tell people I don’t even really know,” he recalled, referring to having to talk to reporters about it. “It’s just a bit weird sometimes.”
He added: “I think sometimes people need to remember that behind all those statements and things, there are actually people that are going through the same sort of stuff you go through.”
Watch the interview clip at the Big Top 40 website.