Bear Payne Biography

Bear Payne is the son of English singers Liam Payne from 'One Direction' and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini from 'Girls Aloud.' Check out this biography to know about his family, personal life, including his age, birthday, etc.

Quick Facts

Birthday: March 22, 2017

Nationality: British

Famous: British Male Aries Men

Age: 2 Years

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Bear Grey Payne

Famous as: Cheryl's Son


father: Liam Payne

mother: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

City: Hertfordshire, England

Continue Reading Below

Bear Payne is the son of English singers Liam Payne from 'One Direction' and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini from 'Girls Aloud.' Bear was quite a celebrity even before he was born. His father, Liam, met Cheryl on the reality show 'The X Factor.' They started dating in 2016. Soon, Cheryl’s pregnancy was confirmed. Fans began speculating over Bear’s first and middle names. His unusual first name and his equally weird middle name became the targets of numerous internet jokes. Liam and Cheryl try to keep Bear away from unnecessary media attention but often post his pictures on social-media platforms.

Before Birth
  • Liam met Cheryl while auditioning for 'The X Factor' in 2011. Cheryl was one of the judges on the show. They began dating in February 2016, a year before Bear was born. Liam and Cheryl were open about their relationship. They often made public appearances together. Despite an age gap of 10 years, Liam and Cheryl never hesitated to display their affection for each other in public.
  • Liam and Cheryl initially kept the news of Cheryl’s pregnancy a secret. Although there were rumors about her pregnancy, the couple did not confirm the rumors. The rumors turned out to be true when Cheryl was photographed with a baby bump. Toward the end of 2016, she was featured in an advertisement for 'L'Oreal.'
Continue Reading Below
  • Bear was born on March 22, 2017, at the 'Chelsea and Westminster Hospital' in Chelsea, London. He weighed 7lb 9oz at the time of his birth. On March 25, 2017, Liam posted an 'Instagram' picture of him holding Bear. The post officially announced Bear's birth. Liam and Cheryl both make efforts to keep Bear away from the limelight. However, they have lately started posting Bear's pictures on various social-media platforms. On June 28, 2017, Liam shared a picture on 'Instagram' that showed him and Bear wearing matching shoes. The post instantly earned a huge number of “likes.” On his 24th birthday, he shared Bear’s picture again. This time, he posted an adorable picture on 'Instagram' that was captioned “Best birthday ever.”
The Name
  • Following Bear's birth, his name was the most talked-about topic among his parents’ fans. In May 2017, an announcement stated that his name would be "Bear." Fans found the name funny and unusual, and it soon became the subject of several internet jokes. It was once used for an April Fool’s prank. 'Marie Claire,' an international monthly magazine, published an article that named the newborn “Wayne ‘Window’ Payne." Some even speculated that his name reflected the grunting noises the baby would make in his sleep.
  • Liam and Cheryl later revealed that they had chosen their son’s name because of its uniqueness. According to them, "Bear" was a name that one would not forget easily. However, there were several arguments between Liam and Cheryl before they came to a decision regarding the name.
  • After Bear’s first name, his middle name, too, became a favorite topic of gossip. On May 15, 2017, a rumor surfaced that Liam had stated that Bear's middle name would be "Grey." Bear’s middle name, too, was ridiculed. Bear’s nickname is "Cub."
The Custody Battle
  • Liam announced the end of his relationship with Cheryl in July 2018. The reason behind the split was said to be Liam’s inability to maintain a balance between his career and fatherhood. For a year, he carried Bear to all his tours. However, with time, it became a tedious task for him. Following this, Liam ruled out rumors that suggested Cheryl and he were fighting for Bear's custody. He stated that Bear was too young and probably needed his mother more than his father.

How To Cite

Article Title
- Bear Payne Biography
- Editors,
Last Updated
- October 31, 2018
Bear Payne

People Also Viewed

Liam Payne
Desi Arnaz
(American, Cuban)

Kofi Annan
Samantha Marie Olit
Justin Hakuta
Hanna Reitsch

Also Listed In