Liam Payne looks loved-up with stunning new girlfriend Maya Henry as the pair head for dinner in NYC

They recently went public with their new romance, one year after first being linked.

And Liam Payne and Maya Henry looked loved-up as they headed out for dinner in New York City on Monday.

The One Direction star, 26, and his model love, 19, were the picture of happiness as they held hands in the street, before Liam wrapped an affection arm around the beauty.

Smitten: Liam Payne and Maya Henry looked loved-up as they headed out for dinner in New York City on Monday

Smitten: Liam Payne and Maya Henry looked loved-up as they headed out for dinner in New York City on Monday

Liam revealed his hunky frame in a crisp black unbuttoned shirt paired with baggy pinstripe trousers and leather boots as he stepped out.

Texan-born beauty Maya flaunted her abs in a black crop-top teamed with a chunky silver chain and rust-coloured suede jacket.

The star wore this with black flared trousers and ballet pumps.

Her brunette tresses were styled in a high ponytail while her pretty features were enhanced with a radiant palette of make-up.    

Couple: The One Direction star, 26, and his model love, 19, were the picture of happiness as they held hands in the street, before Liam wrapped an affection arm around the beauty

Couple: The One Direction star, 26, and his model love, 19, were the picture of happiness as they held hands in the street, before Liam wrapped an affection arm around the beauty

Dapper display: Liam revealed his hunky frame in a crisp black unbuttoned shirt paired with baggy pinstripe trousers and leather boots as he stepped out

Dapper display: Liam revealed his hunky frame in a crisp black unbuttoned shirt paired with baggy pinstripe trousers and leather boots as he stepped out

The couple -  have been linked for a few months but have only stepped out publicly twice before now.

Liam held off from going public with his girlfriend 'out of respect' to his ex Cheryl, 36, whom he split from last year having welcomed a son, Bear, together.   

The Mirror were the first to report Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl.

A source said: 'Liam and Maya have been together for several months now. He is besotted and they get on very well. But he wanted to wait before they started going public. 

Out and about: Liam was spotted arriving at the SiriusXM studios in NYC later in the day

Out and about: Liam was spotted arriving at the SiriusXM studios in NYC later in the day 

Peace out: The 1D star was in high spirits as he prepared for an on air grilling

Peace out: The 1D star was in high spirits as he prepared for an on air grilling 

'He is close to Cheryl and, out of respect to her, only wanted to go public with a girlfriend when he knew it was right.' 

 The pair were first linked back in August 2018 shortly after Liam's high-profile split from Cheryl with whom he shares son Bear, two.

In the interim he was also linked with supermodel Naomi Campbell, but this fizzled out swiftly. 

Maya and Liam have known of each other for years, with the pair first being pictured together at a meet-and-greet event when 1D fan Maya was 15.

Impressive: The hunk showcased his vocal prowess as he performed a series of his hit singles at the radio station

Impressive: The hunk showcased his vocal prowess as he performed a series of his hit singles at the radio station

Beaming: Liam appeared in high spirits as he joined a guitarist onstage

Beaming: Liam appeared in high spirits as he joined a guitarist onstage 

Spotlight: The former boyband member also discussed the recording process behind his upcoming single Stack It Up

Spotlight: The former boyband member also discussed the recording process behind his upcoming single Stack It Up

Stylish: He looked effortlessly cool in a white T-shirt and dark-wash trousers during his time in the Big Apple

Stylish: He looked effortlessly cool in a white T-shirt and dark-wash trousers during his time in the Big Apple

Maya is the daughter of Thomas J. Henry - a Texan lawyer who amassed his wealth running his own personal injury firm.   

The company is described on its website as 'one of the biggest plaintiff's firms in Texas', with Maya the heiress to the multi-million pound fortune.

The beauty has still been reaping the benefits of her father's success during her youth - with her Quinceañera, the Spanish coming of age party at 15 years old, costing a whopping £4million.   

Despite her privileged background, the beauty is driven to succeed on her own - having revealed her desire to be a human rights lawyer 'like Amal Clooney' to Business Insider. 

Ex: According to The Mirror, Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl (pictured in May 2016)

Ex: According to The Mirror, Liam waited to step out with Maya until he knew their relationship was serious as he is still good friends with Cheryl (pictured in May 2016)

Liam Payne looks loved-up with stunning new girlfriend Maya Henry in NYC

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