LIAM Payne has sparked concerns from worried fans after posting a pre-gym selfie displaying dramatically sunken cheeks.
The 1D fandom erupted after the simple selfie was uploaded, with many saying Liam’s thinness was a concern – and even linking his weight loss to new love Cheryl .
Others speculated Liam was losing weight because he was struggling to keep up with his superstar girlfriend’s lifestyle.
One worried 1D fan wrote: “What happened to your face?! Where are your cute chubby cheeks?”
Another added: “Are u ok lima is everything is ok with cheryl?? Look after yourself!”
While others came to his defence: “Guys relax.. probably a filter. Even if it’s not he looks fine… don’t get worked up!”
Cheryl and Liam were last seen in public at his sister’s wedding – where the former X Factor judge wore a baggy olive green maxi dress, presumably to make sure she was not the centre of attention.
She received a mixed response from fans after she accompanied boyfriend Liam Payne to his sister Ruth’s wedding recently – making sure not to upstage the bride in a very surprising outfit.
And according to reports, they’ve now sparked wedding rumours of their own, after Cheryl “won over” Liam’s family at the do.
The couple put on a loved up display as they arrived at the back entrance of the church in Wolverhampton just a few weeks ago.
And according to Reveal magazine, Cheryl managed to charm everyone inside from the minute she arrived.
A source told the mag that Liam’s parents Karen and Geoff were “worried” the romance would be short-lived at first, but added: “Cheryl has completely won them over, and now they’re both convinced she could be The One that Liam could finally settle down with.”
The couple revealed they were an item just a few months after Cheryl split from her ex hubby Jean-Bernard at the end of last year, and they appear to be going from strength to strength.
The magazine claims Liam’s sister Ruth was even heard joking on her big day: “You’ll be next,” to her brother.
A source added: “Karen is now convinced Cheryl is the perfect candidate to be Liam’s wife.”
The star was reportedly “down-to-earth” and even ran last minute wedding errands for Ruth, as well as making guests cups of tea.
And it comes as Ruth hit back at critics and defended Cheryl online this week, as she came under fire for her rather drab outfit choice.
Dubbing Cheryl “one of the most beautiful women in the world”, Ruth gushed over her brother’s girlfriend and took the opportunity to defend her own dress choice too.
Captioning the message: “Sorry but had to say something, im just a normal girl who married my childhood sweetheart in my dream wedding,” she wrote: “Did something I shouldn’t and read comments on online articles about my wedding.
“What a sad world we live in where people tear strips off each other for no reason.”
She added: “I also had no say over what any guest wore to my wedding, I don’t know who does have a say but considering my brother’s girlfriend is one of the most beautiful women in the world she can wear anything and still look stunning as she did at my wedding.”
Ruth concluded: “There’s enough hate in the world without people writing nasty stuff about people they don’t know.”
And the new bride was furious at her own critics, as she defended her wedding dress in the rant online.
She said: “I loved my wedding dress, I felt like a princess, I also lost 3st to feel as beautiful as I did in it, that was hard work when I’m a naturally chunky girl, not everyone needs to be a size 10 to get married.” – Daily Mirror