Liam has opened up about baby Bear

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne recently shocked the nation when they confirmed the shock news that they were going their separate ways.

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne

And after laying low for the past few days, now former One Direction star Liam has released a video on Twitter revealing he’s proud of the son they share, Bear.

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In a clip about his new trainers range with Adidas, the 24-year-old said: ‘What makes me feel prouder? I’d say right now at the moment more than anything, my son.’

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Speaking about the one-year-old – who Chez and Liam welcomed in March last year – he gushed: ‘Since I had a little boy, a little child, everything changes in life – and I’m more aiming him to be prouder of me. He’s actually already making me a better man, which I think is incredible’.

Liam Payne and baby Bear

Continuing his inspirational message, Liam then ponders his ingredients for the ‘perfect world’, adding: ‘I think more than anything it would be if we all came together a little bit more.

‘And if we pick our battles. If we try to solve everything at once it makes everything a bit of a mess. If we all aimed better for a better future, it would be easier.’

This comes after the X Factor star released a statement on Sunday revealing that him and his girlfriend of two-and-a-half years, Cheryl had split.

Taking to Twitter, Liam wrote: ‘Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make.

‘We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.’ While Chezza also released the same statement on her social media account.

According to The Sun, the split happened two weeks ago and Liam has now moved out of their £5m Surrey home.

But while Liam has kept quiet online following the news – 35-year-old Cheryl took to Twitter on Monday night to call out reports that her mum Joan Callaghan was somehow to blame for the end of the relationship.

‘I hate responding to stuff esp at such difficult times but i cannot sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam,’ the Girls Aloud star wrote in her post.

‘I don’t know why they involve her in stories about me. I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it.’

Before adding: ‘I am a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life. She is a soft and kind woman who doesn’t deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her.’

Check out a timeline of Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne’s relationship.