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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Liam Payne


Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are enjoying a date night out on the town!

The new couple held hands and were all smiles as they left a dinner celebration honoring Lily England's birthday.

The two have been nearly inseparable in recent weeks and just yesterday, the One Direction singer sent a special wish to his new leading lady.

"Happy international women's day to my favourite woman in the world," he wrote Tuesday in honor of the holiday.

"Hope I make you as happy as u make me." OK, cue the aww's!

These Brit stars may be newly linked in a romantic way, but it turns out that they've actually known each other for quite some time.

Fernandez-Versini first met the boy bander when he auditioned for The X Factor at age 14 and then saw him again at age 16 when he tried out in 2010, which led to the formation of 1D.

And while Cheryl didn't post any photos yet from their evening out, she did share a heartfelt message to Lily on her birthday along with a sweet photo of the two.

"A special day for a very special person to me. I am so proud of the woman you have become Lily…Without you I wouldn't be me. You have been a consistent & constant person for so many years and I am so excited to be celebrating this new era of your life with you!! I adore you and I hope you have the best day ever! Love you loads & loads!"