Liam Payne discusses the 'missing' part from his relationship with Cheryl 5 months ago

Liam Payne discusses the 'missing' part from his relationship with Cheryl

It has been a year since Cheryl and Liam Payne called it quits.

After a two and a half year romance, a son and a home together, the pair's relationship reached an end.

An end neither of them wanted to see occur, both Liam and Cheryl apparently tried everything to stay together but unfortunately, it wasn't meant to last.

According to Heat, in a new upcoming documentary, Ant Middleton and Liam Payne: Straight Talking, Liam confesses to some of the major issues that resulted in him splitting from Cheryl.

"The one thing I was missing as a man in the relationship I had, was a level understanding about what she was feeling about stuff."

Continuing, Liam added that having a child so young was a "difficult" thing for him to grasp and he was worried he wouldn't be able to care for both Cheryl and Bear.

"Becoming a dad at such a young age, it's such a difficult thing.

 "And I think I built fatherhood up so much in my head that it kind of messed me up to start with. I started in a bad place with it.

"I think it spooked me out early on, and I was just worried I would not be enough to look after the both of them. They're so important to me — Cheryl as well."

And although it has been a year since Cheyl and Liam called it a day, the pair continue to co-parent their son, Bear and Liam says that Cheryl is one, if not the most important person in his life.

Earlier this year, Liam went public with his new girlfriend 19-year-old Maya Henry (pictured above).

The pair are often seen at events together.