Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's mother 'lukewarm' about Liam Payne romance

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne apparently have been dating since December 2015.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's mother is concerned about her daughter's relationship with One Direction singer Liam Payne. Joan Callaghan feels the 32-year-old Crazy, Stupid, Love singer moved on quickly with the 22-year-old British boy band member.

"Joan is naturally worried about Cheryl's love life hitting the headlines again," an alleged source told Daily Star. "She wants to protect her daughter and is lukewarm to Liam and the new romance."

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

"She wants Cheryl to be happy but is worried this is all too soon after Jean-Bernard. Cheryl married JB after a whirlwind romance and she is concerned things are moving too fast with Liam, especially as technically Cheryl is still married to JB," the insider added.

The History singer first met Cheryl 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.

"On top of that Joan is also worried about the age gap with Liam and the abuse Cheryl could face from One Direction fans," the source continued.

Meanwhile, the X Factor judge posted an image with Callaghan, as a Mother's Day tribute on Instagram. Mothers Day in UK is celebrated on 8 March.

She captioned the image: "On this day of celebrating our mothers I am posting one of my favorites .. I love you mam. Thank you so much for being more than a mother to me.. For being my friend, my rock and always thinking of us (kids & grandkids) and others before yourself.. You really deserve to be celebrated. Such a special woman. Love you loads!"