Cheryl had confirmed her relationship with Liam Payne in February on Instagram Reuters

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne are getting serious about their relationship. The former Girls Aloud member had confirmed that she is dating the One Direction singer in February on Instagram.

According to Payne's cousin Ross Harris, the couple might settle down soon. He told Britain's New magazine: "I don't think their relationship is for publicity just because they've been seen holding hands and going to restaurants - unless they're having fun with the media and fooling everyone, which would actually be quite funny. I suppose only time will tell. They'll probably be married in a few weeks; it's that kind of vibe."

The History singer first met the 32-year-old Crazy, Stupid, Love singer when he was auditioning for the ITV talent show, X Factor. Rumours that the pair are romantically involved started after Payne got a rose tattoo on his hand, similar to the rose tattoo on Cheryl's bottom. 

"I think she's every young man's type," he added. "They obviously know each other from The X Factor (the show One Direction formed on). The age different is a little bit weird but if it works, it works. It's quite funny that the other One Direction guys are dating really young models and he's gone for the mature relationship – but she still looks like a model. He's done well. She's obviously very famous and very nice-looking."

Cheryl had recently split with second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. She married the French businessman in a secret wedding in the Caribbean on 7 July 2014, after dating for three months.