Liam Payne will not be popping the question to girlfriend Cheryl any time soon.

Twice married and divorced Cheryl, 33, has always dreamt of being a wife and raising her children in a traditional environment. But despite giving birth to Liam’s son Bear, the One Direction singer says that marrying Cheryl is ‘not really on the cards’ for him.

It may sound harsh, but Liam’s reasons are actually very honourable. “I see marriage as more of a religious thing and I’m not really a religious person, so no, not yet, unfortunately,” he said in an interview last week. He added: “We have a baby together! Our love for each other can’t be more serious, so it is what it is I guess.”