The Bedroom Floor hitmaker, 24, and the Fight For This Love hitmaker, 36, pretended they were an item when they walked the red carpet at the Brit Awards in February 2018.
Speculation had been rife that the couple had parted ways but they put on a defiant PDA-heavy display to prove their affection for one another- which as it turns out was a pretence after all.
They didn’t announce their split until the July, five months after they tried to laugh off break up rumours.
Liam, who had been silent for so long, has finally started spilling the beans on his headline-grabbing romance with Cheryl.
In a new interview, the former One Direction star has lifted the lid on the “pressures” in their relationship as he confessed the duo “rubbed off on each other, in a bad way”.
He told Jessie Ware’s Table Manners podcast: “I think we kind of rubbed off on each other a little bit in that way. In a bad way, actually. All of that stuff puts so much pressure on a relationship.
“For her, if you were going out somewhere, it would take so long to get out of the door because you’re just so worried.”
The couple, who first started romancing in 2015, have remained amicable following their split for the sake of their young son Bear, two.
Now time has passed, Liam had no qualms revealing the truth about his split from Cheryl.
He pinpointed he and Cheryl had broken up around the release of his Fifty Shades Freed track For You which featured Rita Ora.
He said: “We broke up around For You, actually, which is quite interesting.”
Liam confessed his high-flying career could have “killed” him so he took the time to slow down with his fast-moving job.
The pop star confessed the couple were both “definitely overworked” which had an impact on their romance.
He added: “We were definitely overworked. I had no personal life, I learnt nothing about myself.
“I remember getting to therapy and the guy was like, ‘What do you like to do?’
“I haven’t got a clue. I just lived so long as this reclusive pop star who was afraid of people, who just stayed inside all the time. I needed to stop, definitely. It would have killed me.”
Liam has mended his heartache with brunette model Maya, 19.