With the news that Liam Payne has been secretly seeing British supermodel Naomi Campbell – the pair have been hooking up for "mind-blowing sex" in the wake of his split from Cheryl Cole – fans have been wondering how on earth they kept their romance out of the spotlight.
The couple, who have a 23-year age gap, have been outrageously flirtatious in plain sight for months, leaving each other sexy little messages on social media in front of all their followers.
But nobody realised they’d actually taken things further until they were spotted on a date together last Sunday.
It seems Liam’s persistent Insta-flirting paid off, after he spammed the 48-year-old supermodel’s page with comments about her beauty.
Rather than slide into her DMs, Liam, 25, replied to one selfie she posted on January 18 at the Louise Vuitton Paris Fashion Week show with a kiss emoji and the comment: "Don’t give me those eyes."
He also declared her "perfect", adding, "Perfection in a person," followed by a rose emoji – a symbol he and Cheryl share with matching rose tattoos.
And Naomi wasn’t adverse to a spot of mutual complimenting either, declaring her toyboy lover a "beautiful soul" on a hunky snap of him posing in a mirror topless.
He flirted back to say: "Takes one to know one."
But it turns out the pair were already hooking up by the time they came to swap messages, as they were spotted on a secret dinner date in Ghana.
Liam and Naomi spent New Year together in the African nation, dancing at a beach party until dawn, and were seen dining together a few days later.
Their romance threatened to go public just last Sunday when they were seen together leaving a gig at London’s O2 Arena,
The couple had been watching Nigerian singer Davido Adeleke performing on stage, and left the venue together flanked by security.
A source told the Daily Star Online : "Liam and Naomi were keen to keep a low profile. They entered and exited the arena via the back door and were quickly whisked up to a VIP suite on Level 3.
"Naomi was more than happy to pose for official pictures inside the venue but didn’t have a single one with Liam.
"After the show they left together in the back of a blacked-out green Range Rover and Liam was seen putting his arm around Naomi’s waist."
Now it seems Liam and Naomi are just about ready to go public with their blossoming relationship, after Liam spent Christmas with ex Cheryl and their toddler son Bear.
"Liam thinks she’s amazing and beautiful, and has said their intimate time together has been mind-blowing," an insider told the Sun On Sunday .
"He can’t believe his luck.
"From Naomi’s point of view, being with Liam helps keep her relevant and in the news."
Cheryl and Liam split
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