IBTimes UK

Simon Cowell has revealed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne are getting serious about their relationship. The 56-year-old music mogul insists the former Girls Aloud member and the One Direction singer make a great couple.

"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally, they were so cute," he told The Sun.

"I'm not going to talk about the past. But importantly they both seemed very happy over here and very relaxed. I'm happy for them," Cowell added.

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.

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.

Adding on, Payne's cousin Ross Harris, insisted that 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."

IBTimes UK