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Liam Payne has revealed his son Bear told him he 'needs' him as this is the "longest" they've gone without seeing each other.
The 27 year old, who recently reportedly gave up alcohol after being warned he wouldn't see his little boy, explained that his three year old doesn't quite understand FaceTime and wants to see his father face-to-face.
When asked how he's been coping without seeing his son throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Liam said: "Yeah, it’s been difficult. Unfortunately for me, he’s not at the age where he understands FaceTime properly.
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"So, we FaceTime and stuff, but it’s more me checking in on them and making sure they have stuff, that they are okay, but every so often he’ll do something really cute.
"I have this one FaceTime where he showed up where he’s wearing Wellington boots, a princess dress, a fireman’s jacket, and a ukulele on a trampoline.
"And I just thought that was something that I’d never forget. It’s so random where they just like everything, so they put everything on."
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The former One Direction star, who recently unveiled his Hagrid hut in his garden, went on to talk about the heartbreaking moment Bear told him he "needs him".
"He said something quite sad the other day. He was like, ‘Come on, Daddy, we need you now.’ So those moments are really difficult. It’s the longest I haven’t seen him in his life."
The singer then explained that Cheryl and he had come to an agreement that he wouldn't be around as much during the pandemic as he continued: "But we discussed from the start and for different reasons, me and Cheryl decided I should be away for a little bit.
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"It’s not unusual for me to be in and out of his life. He’s quite a chill child. He doesn’t worry about things too much."
The dad of one added that despite his time away from his son, he and Cheryl have a great dynamic to parent their growing boy together.
He told Tings magazine: "It’s nice to kind of lead a double life in that sense. I get to be a dad and a have family in that way, that’s completely out of that zone.
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"It’s mine for my own, except for Cheryl and Bear. That’s a completely different scenario. It’s nice because it feels normal.
"There’s no pressure on things, we’ve developed a really good friendship over the course of being co-parents. We just have a good balance of everything, which fits perfectly. It’s all good."
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