Fans have recently speculated that Payne’s relationship with longtime girlfriend Cheryl Cole was on the rocks. Those rumors were recently further fueled when Cole comfortably posed with Hardy, which some saw as an effort to make her man jealous. As it turns out, Payne was very jealous — but not of Tom.
I am jealous tbh I want to cozy up to Tom hardy too what can I say —-??
— Liam (@LiamPayne) March 9, 2018
Payne made another Cheryl-related joke two days prior to his Tom Hardy comment, following an envy-worthy picture on Sam Smith’s Instagram that involved In-N-Out. The “Too Good At Goodbyes” singer posted a photo of himself eating a juicy burger from the fast food chain, to which Cole responded, “The best burger there is!” Then, Payne made a joke that fell pretty flat.
The signer replied, “I think I would probably give you away for one of those right now… shit!! Did I just type that out loud,” to which Cole did not respond.
— Daily Liam Payne (@realdailypayne) March 8, 2018
Sources have told The Sun that the “Strip That Down” singer is more committed to his music than his family. Cole shut down the rumors in February, telling reporters it doesn’t bother her and that she’s staying focused on what’s important: “None of that matters.”