LIAM Payne is just a “little man” who was always wrong for pop star Cheryl, claims her ex-husband.
Pals also say Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini still loves Cheryl and would like to get back with her.
PA:Press Association Cheryl and Liam were never right for each other, according to the former Girls Aloud singer’s ex-hubby Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini Cheryl and Liam Payne split after two-and-a-half-years but vow to remain close to raise their son Bear together
Cheryl, 35, and ex-1D star Liam, 24, who have son Bear, one, announced their separation earlier this month after two years together.
A friend said: “JB always knew Liam and Cheryl wouldn’t last — she is 10 years older.
“If Cheryl walked back into his life he would give their relationship another go.
Last week staff intervened during a face-off between Liam and 37-year-old JB, who is currently single, at London restaurant The Chiltern Firehouse.
WENN Pals say Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini still loves Cheryl and would like to get back with her
The pal claimed: “Liam was worse for wear. He was goading JB but JB said he was not going to get involved with a ‘little 24 year old boy’.
“He’s not one to cause a fuss and realised Liam was only acting like that because was a little tipsy.
Getty – Contributor Cheryl and French playboy Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini divorced in 2015 Liam and Cheryl may not be getting married yet but look how far they’ve come over two years
‘’Liam would not have stood a chance in any fight. JB is very fit and exercises all the time. He didn’t want a scene and was happy to leave.”
The pal said JB, below, called Liam “little man’’ because of his age, not his height or any other physical attributes.
Cheryl posted this happy-looking selfie to mark her 35th birthday, just before the split with Liam was made public