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Former One Direction member Liam Payne and former Girls Aloud member Cheryl announced their separation via a statement yesterday, telling the world that their one-year-old son Bear was their main priority.

“Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways,” Liam Tweeted.

“It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family.

“Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”

Although the couple revealed that they would be rumors in a joint statement, Cheryl has now taken to social media alone to clear up a few “nasty” rumours about her mother, Joan Callaghan – in particular about how she may have caused the split by driving a wedge between them…

“I hate responding to stuff esp at such difficult times but I cannot sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam,” Cheryl began.

“I don’t know why they involve her in stories about me. I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it. I am a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life.

“She is a soft and kind woman who doesn’t deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her.”

We’re glad Cheryl has cleared things up.

Are you sad to see the end of yet another celeb romance?

We are pretty confident that there were hundreds if not thousands of girls that were happy that the former 1D hottie was back on the market. And we’re pretty sure Cheryl has her fair share of male admirers lining up too…