Liam Payne is standing up for the people around him.
A tabloid website ran a headline about the “mystery girl” sat next to Payne in a photo. “Star arrives with mystery girl at London’s Rosewood Hotel holding overnight bag as he moves on from Cheryl split,” reads the headline from Daily Mail.
The “Strip That Down” singer took offence: “My team is full of talented, smart professional women,” he tweeted.
Payne, 25, and Cheryl Cole, 35, began dating in early 2016. They announced their split in July of this year. The two singers share one-year-old son Bear Grey.