Liam Payne has hit back at claims his girlfriend Maya Henry was just 17 years old when they first started dating.
There has been speculation over the true age of the model which has been said to be both 18 and 19.
The former One Direction singer, 26, spoke out after a twitter thread claimed the couple began dating when Maya was 17 and that she is still in high school.
Speaking out: Liam Payne, 26, has hit back at claims his girlfriend Maya Henry was just 17 years old when they first started dating (pictured in September 2019)
A twitter user wrote: 'Every article about Liam’s girlfriend says she’s 19 when she’s actually 18.
'This is intentional because when fabricating this ridiculous PR campaign for her they said that they’ve been together for a year, which would mean that Liam was dating a 17 y/o. She’s a senior in HS.'
Liam quickly responded to the tweet and insisted it was untrue, writing: '19 don’t believe everything you read on the internet'.
Part of the confusion is said to have come from Maya's father throwing her a lavish Quinceañera party worth $6million (£4.68million) to celebrate her fifteenth in 2016, which would make her 18 now.
Confusion: There has been speculation over the true age of the model which has been said to be both 18 and 19
Liam and Texas native Maya have been inseparable since going public with their relationship in September.
The singer recently spoke out about his turbulent love life with MTV News, revealing that 'many girls' broke his heart in the past but Maya 'completely' has his back.
'Honestly with love, I think you don't really understand it until it gives you that sting, it took a long time for me,' the