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Singer Liam Payne and model girlfriend Maya Henry touched down in London on Monday, deboarding their plane looking loved up and giddy.

The couple - who have been linked for a year now, but have only stepped out publicly once before now - cuddled up as they exited the Arrivals terminal, Maya 19, giggling into Liam's shoulder coyly.

Liam held off from going public with his girlfriend 'out of respect' to his ex Cheryl, 36, whom he split from last year having welcomed a son, Bear, together.

So coy: Singer Liam Payne and model girlfriend Maya Henry touched down in London on Monday, deboarding their plane looking loved up and giddy

So coy: Singer Liam Payne and model girlfriend Maya Henry touched down in London on Monday, deboarding their plane looking loved up and giddy

But Liam, 26, was all about Maya on Monday as they strolled through the airport looking close.

Liam wore a pair of shades, a red T-shirt with Tyrannosaurus Rex on it and baggy white Louis Vuitton trousers.

He finished off the casual look with white trainers.

Maya looked equally casual, in a baggy white hoodie, stonewashed skinny jeans and white trainers.

Loved up: Liam held off from going public with his girlfriend 'out of respect' to his ex Cheryl, 36, whom he split from last year having welcomed a son, Bear, together

Loved up: Liam held off from going public with his girlfriend 'out of respect' to his ex Cheryl, 36, whom he split from last year having welcomed a son, Bear, together

How sweet: The couple - who have been linked for a year now, but have only stepped out publicly once before now - cuddled up as they exited the Arrivals terminal, Maya 19, giggling into Liam's shoulder coyly

How sweet: The couple - who have been linked for a year now, but have only stepped out publicly once before now - cuddled up as they exited the Arrivals terminal, Maya 19, giggling into Liam's shoulder coyly

Giddy: Liam, 26, was all about Maya on Monday as they strolled through the airport looking close

Giddy: Liam, 26, was all about Maya on Monday as they strolled through the airport looking close

Touching down: Liam wore a pair of shades, a red T-shirt with Tyrannosaurus Rex on it and baggy white Louis Vuitton trousers

Touching down: Liam wore a pair of shades, a red T-shirt with Tyrannosaurus Rex on it and baggy white Louis Vuitton trousers

Touching down: Liam wore a pair of shades, a red T-shirt with Tyrannosaurus Rex on it and baggy white Louis Vuitton trousers

Homeward bound: He finished off the casual look with white trainers. Maya looked equally casual, in a baggy white hoodie, stonewashed skinny jeans and white trainers

Homeward bound: He finished off the casual look with white trainers. Maya looked equally casual, in a baggy white hoodie, stonewashed skinny jeans and white trainers

She slung a black Bvgari handbag over her arm and tied her brunette locks back out of her features. 

The Mirror were the first to report Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl.

Going public: Liam Payne has reportedly been seeing Maya for several months

Going public: Liam Payne has reportedly been seeing Maya for several months

Casual: She slung a black Bvgari handbag over her arm and tied her brunette locks back out of her features

Casual: She slung a black Bvgari handbag over her arm and tied her brunette locks back out of her features

A source said: 'Liam and Maya have been together for several months now. He is besotted and they get on very well. But he wanted to wait before they started going public.

'He is close to Cheryl and, out of respect to her, only wanted to go public with a girlfriend when he knew it was right.'

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Liam for further comment.  

Liam cut a dapper figure on Friday when he went for a late night stroll with his gorgeous companion who he was first romantically linked to in August 2018.

Ex: According to The Mirror, Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl (pictured in May 2016)

Ex: According to The Mirror, Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl (pictured in May 2016) 

He donned a teal shirt with rolled up sleeves that displayed his array of tattoos and black trousers with matching shoes.

Maya donned a black mini-dress with a red floral print and a deep V-neckline with lace trimming.

She added height to her frame with a pair of thigh-high black boots and wrapped up in a black leather jacket. 

Styling her brunette locks into an updo, she completed her look with hoop earrings and a gold cross necklace. 

The pair were first linked back in August 2018 shortly after Liam's high-profile split from Cheryl with whom he shares son Bear, two.

Maya and Liam have known of each other for years, with the pair first being pictured together at a meet-and-greet event when 1D fan Maya was 15. 

Maya is the daughter of Thomas J. Henry - a Texan lawyer who amassed his wealth running his own personal injury firm.  

The company is described on its website as 'one of the biggest plaintiff's firms in Texas', with Maya the heiress to the multi-million pound fortune.

The has still been reaping the benefits of her father's success during her youth - with her Quinceañera, the Spanish coming of age party at 15 years old, costing a whopping

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