Liam Payne and Cheryl are rumored to be calling it quits. The couple has been together for two years, and they have a son named Bear.

Multiple publications claimed that Cheryl and Payne's relationship is struggling due to the latter's work commitments. The former member of One Direction is currently in the United States for work while Cheryl is with their son back home.

"It's very sad - they tried very hard to make it work. They're desperate to make a go of it but it's absolutely on the rocks. It's very difficult for them and extremely sad. Things go from being very calm to being very tough, said a source. "The crux of the problem is that Liam has to be away a lot. Cheryl has always understood he would have to work hard and be absent but the reality is that it's not an easy thing to deal with."

Liam Payne And Cheryl Split Rumors

More reports revealed that Payne already sought legal advice to protect his fortune in the event that he and Cheryl would split. However, Payne still wants to work things out with his partner.

Another source claimed that Payne and Cheryl would not have been still together if not for Bear. The 11-month-old remains to be his parents' top priority, however.

During a previous interview, Payne said that being a father has changed his perspective on life. He also said that he could not be more proud of Cheryl for being a great mom to their son.

"People have been saying to me that as a dad now you develop different emotions when it's something involving a child, and it's so true. You can't really pinpoint what it is but you definitely feel it more," said Payne.

There are also some speculations suggesting that Cheryl and Payne's age gap has caused them some problems. Cheryl is 34 while Payne is 24.

The two first met in 2009 when he auditioned for The X-Factor UK in 2009. They got into a relationship while Cheryl was going through her divorce from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2016.

Is Singer Dating Rita Ora?

Payne has also been spending a lot of time with Rita Ora recently. The two singers just released the official music video for the song "For You." The single is featured in the official soundtrack of Fifty Shades Freed.

Payne and Ora attended the 2018 BAFTA Awards after-party on Sunday night. They were joined by some of their friends in the music industry.