In a statement posted on her official Twitter account, Cheryl wrote: “We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways.
“It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family.
The former X Factor judge added: “Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together."
Meanwhile, Liam took to his own Twitter page to confirm the separation and also said he was “sad” to announce their split.
The news comes only a day after Cheryl celebrated her 35th birthday with former Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.
We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways
However, Liam, 24, was nowhere to be seen on the day and also failed to publicly wish Cheryl happy birthday.
To mark the special occasion, Cheryl shared a stunning selfie with her 3.8 million Instagram followers.
The mother-of-one looked incredible in the picture and wore her long brunette locks in loose waves.
She captioned the cute snap: “Go shorty it’s my birthday. Thank you so much for all my lovely birthday wishes very kind of you.”
Reports previously claimed Cheryl and Liam had been living apart as Liam launched his solo career, which saw