It’s an unlikely romance that shocked the showbiz world when it was confirmed in February and has received a number of negative comments from all over. Now the relationship of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne (or as the Internet calls it - Chiam) could be under threat as a result of all the backlash.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam PayneThe new couple face mounting criticism from all over the Internet

According to insiders, Cheryl is worried the intense scrutiny given to the many Instagram pictures the couple have posted over the past few weeks could prove too much for their blossoming love.

The Mirror has reported that 32-year-old Chezza is regretting going public with her 22-year-old beau - 1D star Liam.

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A source said: "It was so perfect between them before everyone found out. There was no pressure before - no judgements.

"They were able to go on their holiday to the Maldives together without anyone knowing or commenting.

"Now their every move is under scrutiny and Cheryl’s scared that the pressure could prove too much and end up splitting them up."

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The pair have had to fight criticism from a wide range of opponents including a Playboy bunny, an X Factor reject and thousands of obsessed directioners.

Even bookmakers have taken bets on the couple with odds currently stacked 8/11 that they’ll break up before the end of the year.

Maybe the pair should take that bet.