Is One Direction member Liam Payne and girlfriend Cheryl already married? Rumor has it that they are “happier than ever.”

Well, not really, though, but the Girls Aloud Alum reportedly insisted that she is more than happy to have Payne as her boyfriend, amidst criticisms about their age gap, among other issues.

Cheryl must have topped the headlines after her split with her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, has gone public. The singer has grown “thick skin” about the issues, claiming that it does not hurt at all.

“I’ve developed it. I was sensitive at the beginning and I didn’t understand how somebody who knew nothing about me could write such terrible things,” she told Mirror.

“I’m too far through the mill for that. You get slapped so many times, at some point it just stops hurting,” Cheryl added.

Rumors about the couple began when the One Direction member announced their relationship via Instagram. Payne’s cousin, Ross Harris even told IB Times that the duo has a marriage vibe and might tie the know very soon.

“I suppose only time will tell. They’ll probably be married in a few weeks; it’s that kind of vibe,” Harris said. His cousin also believes that their romantic flair is for real and not for the sake of publicity.

“Unless they’re having fun with the media and fooling everyone, which would actually be quite funny,” he added. But even though things appear to be seamless between the couple, there are reports that Cheryl does not want to show affection for Payne publicly.

Notably, this came out when the couple arrived at the Cannes red carpet event. The One Direction star was allegedly trying to kiss Cheryl on the lips but the latter shied away and to at the cameras instead.

Perhaps, readers will know Liam Payne and Cheryl’s real score once they announce it soon.