They announced they had sadly came to the 'tough decision' to split last week.
And Liam Payne's love of gaming was reportedly the 'final straw' for Cheryl deciding to call time on their relationship according to new stories.
According to The Daily Star, the 35-year-old singer threw his Xbox across the room in a furious rage after trying to ban Liam, 24, from playing on the console.
Shocker: Liam Payne's love of gaming was reportedly the 'final straw' for Cheryl deciding to call time on their relationship (Liam is pictured promoting the console last year)
A source told the publication: 'Cheryl loved playing on the Xbox with Liam when they first started going out.
'She tried to ban him from playing it, the final straw was apparently when she went mental about it and chucked it across the room.
'Liam loves to escape like other guys do, play online with the lads and all that, but by the end it was the Xbox or Cheryl.'
The source added that since the split, Liam is now back online playing FIFA, Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
The One Direction heartthrob has made no secret he is an avid fan of Xbox, having attended a Microsoft event for the games console in the USA in November last year.
MailOnline has contacted Liam and Cheryl's representatives for comment.
Last week, Cheryl confirmed she and Liam had sadly split in a tweet addressed to her seven million Twitter followers.
She wrote: 'We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make.
Break-up: Last week, Cheryl confirmed she and Liam had sadly split in a tweet addressed to her seven million Twitter followers
'We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.'
Moments later Liam shared the same tweet with his own followers on the micro-blogging site.
According to The Sun, the couple mutually agreed to separate a fortnight ago following months of speculation regarding the state of their relationship.
A source told the publication: 'Cheryl and Liam worked really hard on their relationship – they had troubles earlier this year and were able to get through them.
'But they’re in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it’s best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.
The announcement came little more than 24-hours after Cheryl celebrated her 35th birthday, a milestone party Liam failed to attend despite flying back to the United Kingdom earlier that day.
Doting parents: Cheryl and Liam confirmed their romance in February 2016, and welcomed their first child, a son named Bear, in March 2017
Cheryl and Liam, who welcomed Bear in March 2017, have not been seen together publicly in four months, with the BRIT Awards the last time fans saw them walking the carpet as a couple.
It has since been claimed that the singer considered moving out of Liam's house in February, as their romance began to falter.
In April, the pair then enjoyed a make or break trip to the Maldives, but it appears the holiday was to no avail.
Liam and Cheryl - who have a 10-year age gap and first met when he auditioned for the X Factor at 14 - confirmed reports that they were dating in February 2016.
Smiling: Ahead of the show Liam appeared in good spirits as he hung out with his band
Moody: The singer performed some of his hits including Strip That Down and his recent single Familiar
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