Liam Payne made his first public appearance with new girlfriend Aliana Mawla on Monday, weeks after breaking off his engagement to Texan model Maya Henry. 

The former One Direction star was arm in arm with the attractive brunette, who bears a striking resemblance to his former fiancée, after arriving at Heathrow Airport that morning. 

The new couple looked drained as they made their way across the terminal following an eventful flight from Los Angeles, during which a shirtless Liam had made the questionable decision to share a video of himself flexing his abs. 

However the only torso on display at London’s biggest airport belonged to his new girlfriend, who stood out in a distinctive white crop top as she clung to the singer’s arm.   

Inseparable: The former One Direction star was arm in arm with the attractive brunette, who bears a striking resemblance to his former fiancée, after arriving at Heathrow Airport that morning

Here they come: Liam Payne made his first public appearance with new girlfriend Aliana Mawla on Monday, weeks after breaking off his engagement to Texan model Maya Henry

Tired: The new couple looked drained as they made their way across Heathrow following an eventful flight from Los Angeles

Tired: The new couple looked drained as they made their way across Heathrow following an eventful flight from Los Angeles

MailOnline exclusively confirmed that Liam and Maya separated indefinitely last month after previously calling off their engagement in June 2021 – only to rekindle their romance two months later.

News of the break-up came just hours after photos of the singer with his arms wrapped around American model Aliana, 24, emerged on a fan Instagram account alongside further images of the pair holding hands.

The brunette, who boasts 300,000 Instagram followers, starred in Liam’s 2018 music video for J.Balvin collaboration, Familiar, and proudly promoted her sultry appearance in the music video via an Instagram post.

Appearing to confirm their new romance, Aliana has since posted several romantic snaps of the pair together.

Inseparable: Aliana kept a tight hold of Liam's arm during their walk across the terminal on Monday morning

Inseparable: Aliana kept a tight hold of Liam’s arm during their walk across the terminal on Monday morning 

All over: MailOnline exclusively confirmed that Liam and Maya separated indefinitely last month after previously calling off their engagement in June 2021 - only to rekindle their romance two months later

All over: MailOnline exclusively confirmed that Liam and Maya separated indefinitely last month after previously calling off their engagement in June 2021 – only to rekindle their romance two months later

Moving on: Confirmation of their breakup comes after photos of the singer with his arms wrapped around American model Aliana emerged on a fan Instagram account

Oh dear: The pair hold hands in another photo, with Liam's distinctive tattoos on full display

Moving on: Confirmation of their breakup comes after photos of the singer with his arms wrapped around American model Aliana Mawla emerged on a fan Instagram account, alongside further images of the couple holding hands 

Original: Aliana appeared to confirm the new romance by sharing the snaps on her social media account

Original: Aliana appeared to confirm the new romance by sharing the snaps on her social media account 

Hard to miss: The American model showed off her torso in a white crop top and low-slung joggers as she walked alongside former One Direction star Liam

Casual: Her new boyfriend looked relaxed in a black T-short and tracksuit bottoms, teamed with white running shoes

Hard to miss: The American model showed off her torso in a white crop top and low-slung joggers as she walked alongside former One Direction star Liam 

All mine: In scenes that may well enrage his ex, Liam wrapped a protective arm around the brunette as they collected their baggage on Monday

All mine: In scenes that may well enrage his ex, Liam wrapped a protective arm around the brunette as they collected their baggage on Monday 

Tender: The singer couldn't keep his hands off Aliana as they mingled with fellow travellers at Heathrow Airport

Waiting game: The pair were seen idling alongside a baggage carousel  while waiting for their suitcases

Tender: The singer couldn’t keep his hands off Aliana as they mingled with fellow travellers at Heathrow Airport 

Warm welcome: Liam and Aliana were greeted by a waiting friend, who leaned in to give pint-sized Aliana a hug

Warm welcome: Liam and Aliana were greeted by a waiting friend, who leaned in to give pint-sized Aliana a hug 

Despite their end of their relationship, Maya referred to Liam as her ‘fiancé’ in the post’s comments section, which those close to the former X Factor finalist have slammed as ‘very misleading’.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Liam and Maya are no longer together and split up for good over a month ago. Maya’s comments referring to Liam as her fiancé are untrue and very misleading.’

After the images emerged, the Texas-native wrote: ‘I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman. This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.’

That can't be right: Hours earlier Liam had made the questionable decision to share a video of himself flexing his abs while waiting for his flight in Los Angeles

You OK, hun? The singer appeared rather keen to show off his slimline physique

That can’t be right: Hours earlier Liam had made the questionable decision to share a video of himself flexing his abs while waiting for his flight in Los Angeles 

Connection: Aliana, who boasts 300,000 Instagram followers, starred in Liam's 2018 music video for J.Balvin collaboration, Familiar

Bond: The couple have since taken their association to the next level

Connection: Aliana, who boasts 300,000 Instagram followers, starred in Liam’s 2018 music video for J.Balvin collaboration, Familiar

Don't mind us: But Liam and Aliana were hard to miss during their appearance at London's biggest airport on Monday

Don’t mind us: But Liam and Aliana were hard to miss during their appearance at London’s biggest airport on Monday 

Take me home: One Direction star Liam led the way after touching down on British soil with the pretty American model

Take me home: One Direction star Liam led the way after touching down on British soil with the pretty American model

Take me home: One Direction star Liam led the way after touching down on British soil with the pretty American model  

Reticent: Despite being keen to show off his new girlfriend, the singer had little to say as he headed for the exit

Reticent: Despite being keen to show off his new girlfriend, the singer had little to say as he headed for the exit 

WHO IS ALIANA  MAWLA

Aliana is an American model who previously worked with Liam in 2018, starring in the promotional video for his J. Balvin collaboration, Familiar 

Born and raised in Florida, the 24-year old boasts 303,000 Instagram followers and has previously modelled for a range of online brands, including Sorella Boutique, FashionNOVA, NOTHINGBUTSTYLE and Blush Mark  

Aliana’s profile has been boosted by social media endorsements, video content and modelling shots shared across various social media platforms

A representative for Liam confirmed he and Maya have split up, whilst hers are yet to comment.

In an interview with People, Liam recently admitted that the couple ‘went through a lot’ in lockdown but have worked through their challenges.

He explained: ‘I think we went through a lot in COVID. I feel like we’ve come out the other side of it a bit stronger. Most couples who have been married for years struggled, right? So, I mean, we’re still really happy to be here together today.’

The couple reportedly rekindled their relationship in July, a month after calling off their engagement. Liam had originally proposed in August 2020 after a year of dating. 

The pair had known of each other for years and were first pictured together at a meet-and-greet event when One Direction fan Maya was just 15-years old.

Previously, Liam dated Cheryl Cole, 38, but the couple split in 2018 after a two and a half year romance.

The pair have remained amicable while co-parenting their four-year-old son Bear and largely keep the youngsters life private.

Last month Liam revealed that his ‘devious’ son has figured out how to ‘get the day off school’ in a question and answer session to Instagram. 

Let's go: He was seen ushering Aliana into the read of a waiting vehicle as they made their way into the carpark

Let’s go: He was seen ushering Aliana into the read of a waiting vehicle as they made their way into the carpark 

Video: Aliana worked with Liam in 2018, featuring in the music video for J.Balvin collaboration, Familiar, and later promoted her sultry appearance in the music video via an Instagram post

Video: Aliana worked with Liam in 2018, featuring in the music video for J.Balvin collaboration, Familiar, and later promoted her sultry appearance in the music video via an Instagram post

Here we go: Liam was spotted partying alongside Aliana in a recent Instagram story

Cosy: Liam cuddled up to the brunette for an intimate snap over drinks in another

Here we go: Liam was spotted partying alongside Aliana in a recent Instagram story

Upset: Maya - who got engaged to her partner in August 2021 after two years of dating confirmed in a comment on the post that she was not the girl in the images

Upset: Maya – who got engaged to her partner in August 2021 after two years of dating confirmed in a comment on the post that she was not the girl in the images

Busty: Aliana shows off the figure that caught Liam's eye as she reclines in a bikini in one of her recent social media snaps

Busty: Aliana shows off the figure that caught Liam’s eye as she reclines in a bikini in one of her recent social media snaps

The former One Direction star explained that his cheeky child was ‘quite smart’ with his ‘sneaky’ move.

Speaking live to his Instagram story, Liam gave a rare insight into his family life with his little one and said that he was ‘proud.’

The singer explained: ‘He went to school the other day and he didn’t want to go, and I think he learned that if you have Covid you don’t have to go to school, which is quite sneaky but also quite smart.

‘He figured out if he pretended to say ‘I’ve got the virus’ then he would get the day off school.’

Wow: Aliana is known for her sultry Instagram snaps, and often promotes clothing lines

Wow: Aliana is known for her sultry Instagram snaps, and often promotes clothing lines



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