‘Desperate’ Liam Payne admits he felt left out as Cheryl formed close bond with son Bear

Liam Payne has revealed he felt 'desperate' when his girlfriend Cheryl formed a close bond with their baby boy Bear.

The One Direction star and former Girls Aloud singer welcomed their first child in March last year, but Liam has admitted he struggled to find his place after baby Bear’s birth.

Speaking to Hashtag Legend Magazine, he said: ‘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.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,’ he added.

Cheryl and Liam Payne

Liam, 24, went on to explain that cooking got him ‘through fatherhood’ because it made him feel ‘useful’.

The singer also revealed his son is ‘morphing’ into Cheryl, 34, after initially looking like him when he was born.

Last month, he spoke about the size of his one-year-old and said he was struggling to walk because he’s growing so fast.

‘He’s massive now… where’s my baby gone?’ Liam told Popbuzz. ‘Everyone comes over and is like: ‘Your child’s massive.’

‘He’s not walking because when kids are bigger they struggle to get their core balance quicker’ Liam added. ‘He’s so tall he’s like lanky and he gets really frustrated.’

Cheryl and Liam Payne

‘I don’t know what we feed him’ Liam joked referring to his baby son’s size. ‘I don’t know what she’s doing’ Liam then added, referring to his partner, singer and TV star Cheryl, who takes responsibility of looking after their son while Liam goes off on tour to promote his music.

Despite their hectic schedules, the couple recently were able to enjoy a holiday and some quality time together, with Cheryl tweeting before they jetted off, ‘Off on our holiday…the only thing we’re making are memories. And breaking is our healthy eating.’

Words by Kirsty McCormack