Liam Payne has been romantically linked with model Aliana Mawla, just days after it was confirmed.
New love interest Aliana shared photos of the former singer, 28, holding her hand on her Instagram Story on Monday.
She also posted another shot that showed him keeping a low profile in sunglasses and embracing her from behind.
‘Liam and Aliana have been getting to know one another for the last week and she has been bragging about their romance non-stop,’ an insider said.
‘She is head-over-heels for Liam. They met through friends and seem to be getting on really well.’
The source added to that Liam is playing down the romance.
‘He has only been single for a short amount of time and doesn’t want to rush into anything,’ they said. ‘For now he just wants to enjoy single life.’
Liam and Aliana, 24, were also spotted walking arm in arm together as they arrived at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning.
Liam seemingly couldn’t keep his hands off his new love interest either as he wrapped his arm around her while they greeted friends.
The singer ended his relationship with Maya last month, but the reason behind this decision has not been made clear.
News of their split came after pictures reportedly emerged, appearing to show the Strip That Down singer with his arms around a mystery woman.
Slamming the photos, Maya reportedly said in a now-deleted comment: ‘I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman.
‘This is not me and it’s hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Liam and Aliana’s reps for comment.