Liam Payne and his new girlfriend Kate Cassidy made their red carpet debut at the 2022 British Fashion Awards on Monday night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The singer, 29, looked suave in a black suit while the British-American influencer, 23, flashed her underboob in a racy black dress with midriff cutouts and a thigh-split.
It’s understood that Kate is an American citizen of British heritage, through her father, and is close friends with model Chantel Jeffries.
What a pair! Liam Payne and his new girlfriend Kate Cassidy made their red carpet debut at the 2022 British Fashion Awards on Monday night at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Based in New Jersey on America’s east coast, she was educated at North Carolina’s 252-year old College of Charleston, the 13th oldest institute of learning in the United States.
An insider told The Sun: ‘They are mad about each other. Kate is a wild girl so Liam is definitely in for a fun ride. She is always out in nightclubs and seems to be loving London.’
Prior to their first appearance on Tuesday evening in London, Liam was believed to be single after Texan model Maya Henry broke off their engagement in April.
The singer had originally proposed with a £3million ring in August 2020 after little more than a year of dating the brunette, who he first met at a One Direction meet-and-greet when she was 15 years old.
Couple: The singer, 29, looked suave in a black suit while the British-American influencer, 23, flashed her underboob in a racy black dress with midriff cutouts and a thigh-split
Looking good: It’s understood that Kate is an American citizen of British heritage, through her father, and is close friends with model Chantel Jeffries
But the engagement was called off after the singer was pictured with Florida based influencer Aliana Mawla, who bears a passing resemblance to the model.
While Maya is frequently pictured alone in the English capital, Liam was seen with ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer as recently as June.
The singer was pictured leaving Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch with former X Factor dancer Danielle over the summer – nine years after their split.
A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘Liam has always had strong feelings for Danielle and was gutted when they split all those years ago.
Suave: The former One Direction bandmember looked ever-dapper on the red carpet
‘They ended their relationship on good terms and are enjoying spending time together now, including on Sunday night.’
Danielle and Liam broke up in 2012 following a two-year romance – four years before he got together with Cheryl, 38, who’s the mother of his son, Bear, 5.
The pair reportedly called time on their relationship after struggling to make things work long-distance while Liam toured with One Direction amidst the height of their fame.
During an interview in October 2012, Liam admitted he was ‘devastated’ by the couple’s separation.
Racy! Ahead of their recent Halloween night out, Kate had taken to Instagram to share a racy image with Liam in their costumes
He said: ‘I am really devastated by the breakup with Danielle. We had an amazing time together, but unfortunately sometimes things don’t go as planned.’
The 2022 Fashion Awards returned to the iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall on December 5.
The event, one of the most anticipated moments of the global fashion calendar, celebrates fashion at the intersection of culture and is a global entertainment platform for brands, creatives, designers, artists and tastemakers who come together to celebrate the industry.
The Awards is a fundraiser for the BFC Foundation (British Fashion Council) and focuses on celebrating excellence in the fashion industry and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent.
US-based: Based in New Jersey on America’s east coast, she was educated at North Carolina’s 252-year old College of Charleston, the 13th oldest institute of learning in the United States
The ceremony was first established in 1989 in a bid to spotlight those making impressive contributions to the industry.
The Model of the Year award recognises the global impact of a model who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry, with an influence that transcends the catwalk.
The nominees are Adut Akech, Bella Hadid, Lila Moss, Paloma Elsesser and Quannah Chasinghorse.
Nominees for Designer of the Year are Demna for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, Miuccia Prada and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.
In the running for the Independent British Brand Award is Bianca Saunders, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Wales Bonner.
Nominees for the BFC Foundation Award are Ahluwalia, Chopova Lowena, Nensi Dojaka, S.S.Daley and Wales Bonner.
Burberry will be awarded for its significant innovation and experimentation within the Metaverse World in the past 12 months and for pushing the boundaries to showcase excellence in this space.
Uh-oh! Maya called off her engagement with Liam in April before photos emerged of him wrapped around American model Aliana Mawla (pictured in 2021)