Liam Payne Is Engaged To Model & Heiress Maya Henry

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If you were one of the millions of passionate One Directioners dreaming of marrying a member of the mega boyband, it’s time to cross Liam Payne off of your list of potential husbands right along with dad-to-be Zayn Malik — a rep confirmed to Refinery29 that the British singer is off the market after proposing to model and heiress Maya Henry.
While Payne may be the more recognizable face of the pairing, Henry is a star in her own right. The 20-year-old became famous after her extravagant quinceañera went viral; the party cost over $6 million and featured special performances from Pitbull and Nick Jonas. Henry's outlandish birthday party led to her and her family getting their own Keeping Up with the Kardashians-style reality TV show on YouTube, Hangin’ With Los Henrys.
After the YouTube series fell off, Henry went on to pursue a successful modeling career — her time on the catwalk has led to spreads in Glamour, Vogue Ukraine, and Elle Romania. She even starred alongside Dylan Sprouse in the 2015 film Carte Blanche.
Payne and Henry’s new relationship status comes after almost two years of dating. They were first linked in 2018, but the stars kept their romance off the radar and out of the public eye. It wasn’t until September 2019, a full year after they began seeing each other, that Payne publicly discussed his relationship with Henry.
“I am very lucky,” he said of his girlfriend during an interview with KISS FM UK’s KISS Breakfast. “She is really great.”
Weeks later, Payne made things Instagram official with Henry, shouting her out on his social media page. 
"Sometimes I don’t recognise this happy guy... sure glad you brought him back though," the singer captioned a photo of himself and Henry. "Last but not least this one @maya_henry for always keeping the biggest smile on my face through all the stress and making me realise how perfect my life really is."
Refinery29 has reached out to the stars for comment.

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