He split from Cheryl, his girlfriend of two years and the mother of his baby son, just six weeks ago.
But Liam Payne, 24, has wasted no time in moving on from the doomed romance as his confirmed his relationship with American model Cairo Dwek, 20, during a mini-break in Lake Como, Italy, earlier this week.
Proving he certainly has a type, the former One Direction star's new squeeze bore an uncanny resemblance to his former flame, Cheryl, 35, as the new couple kissed and cuddled for all to see.
Strolling hand-in-hand, the pair looked smitten as they indulged in a passionate kiss in the back of a car.
The new couple looked happy and relaxed as they enjoyed their day in the sunshine.
Cairo, who at 5 ft 9 in is taller than Liam by an inch, showed off her envy-inducing leggy frame in a pair of tiny denim shorts, which she teamed with an edgy biker jacket.
The Instagram sensation opted for a simple slick of make-up to enhance her naturally stunning features.
Clearly besotted, Cairo was joined by Liam, who was clad in a simple white top and dark blue denims.
The genetically gifted couple made their way into an awaiting vehicle where they proceeded to pack on the PDA.
According to the Mirror, the singer met Cairo during his trip to the French Riviera over the summer, and started liking a stream of her posts on Instagram.
Sources claim the star set his sights on the model at the Medusa restaurant in Cannes, before they headed to the same nightclub together.
In a video shared to Snapchat from the evening, Liam was then seen dancing wildly for the camera, with Cairo visible in the background.
Taken by her beauty: According to the Mirror, the singer met Cairo during his trip to the French Riviera over the summer, and started liking a stream of her posts on Instagram
Liam and Cairo were also seen on a dinner date at a breathtaking terrace of upscale hotel Villa D’Este last week.
In the days leading up to their date, brunette beauty Cairo took to Instagram to share a stream of shots of herself soaking up the sunshine in France's ritzy Cap d'Antibes, including a smouldering selfie, which was cryptically captioned: 'Waiting for u.'
Meanwhile, Liam has also been busy partying with Maya Henry, 18, in recent weeks.
Smitten: Sources claim the star set his sights on the model at the Medusa restaurant in Cannes, before they headed to the same nightclub together
Maya is an American socialite who is 17 years younger than his ex and the pair enjoyed a romantic date night at the exclusive Bulgari hotel in London, checking out within hours of each other, according to The Sun.
Liam and Cheryl, who share one-year-old son Bear, announced their two-and-a-half year romance was over in July, both tweeting: ‘We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world.’
The pair first met on The X Factor in 2008, when she was a judge and he auditioned as a solo contestant, then 14 years old, before he became part of One Direction.
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