One Direction Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl are reportedly heading to splitsville due to the hearsays that she does not want to display their affection in public, which Payne often show.

The couple arrived together in Cannes, notes Mirror. However, a “body language” expert, Judi James allegedly noticed that the Girls Aloud alumnus was not so comfortable and must have felt awkward in showing a cheesy gesture in public.

“Liam looks happy but physically uncomfortable here and – clearly still unable to read Cheryl from the small, subtle, non-verbal tie signs that couples normally use – seems to eye-check her to take her lead, which ends in him miss-reading her signals,” James said, referring to their red carpet photo.

Payne was about to give Cheryl a kiss when the X factor judge shied away by subtly shaking her head and looking back at the cameras. As a result, James believes that she is trying to keep the real level of their commitment under wraps.

“If and when they do kiss or cuddle in public I’m guessing it will all have been immaculately planned in advance,” the expert concluded. Notably, this is not the first time that the couple was seen being awkward in public.

The duo was spotted supporting RiRi on her ANTI concert tour held at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas a few days ago, reports IB Times. The One Direction lad also tried to kiss her but she reportedly couldn’t take her eyes off the “Work” singer.

The hearsays about a possible split may not be true. Contrary to the allegation, Payne’s cousin Ross Harris implied that the pair is getting serious to the point when they are showing a “marriage vibe.”

“I don’t think their relationship is for publicity just because they’ve been seen holding hands and going to restaurants – unless they’re having fun with the media and fooling everyone, which would actually be quite funny,” Harris said, quotes another IB Times report.