• Maya Henry is an American model, actress and social media star
• She was born in San Antonio, Texas, USA and holds American nationality
• She is engaged to famous British singer-songwriter Liam Payne
• She has modeled for various brands and appeared on the cover page of many magazines
• She has donated money to charities and is active on Instagram with close to 500,000 followers
Who is Maya Henry?
Maya Henry was born in San Antonio, Texas USA, on 15 June 2000 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is a model, actress and a social media star, but who might be known best for being the fiancé of famous British singer-songwriter Liam Payne.
Early life and education
Maya was raised alongside her brother Thomas Jr. in San Antonio, by their father Thomas Sr. who is a personal injury lawyer, and their mother Azteca who is a former model – just recently on 3 September 2020, Azteca filed for divorce.
Maya became interested in modelling while attending elementary school, as she and her peers would often watch movies and TV series as well as read girly magazines. She became physically active upon enrolling in high school, as she played soccer and was also a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in many of the plays performed there. Maya launched her modelling career during her senior year, and is hoping to eventually attend college, and to become a personal injury or a human rights lawyer.
For her 15th birthday, Maya’s father organized her a party known as ‘Quinceanera’ which reportedly cost around $6 million, rather criticized by the public.
Maya has already modeled for various famous brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, while she’s also appeared on the catwalk for the same brand. She’s been featured on the cover page of many magazines, including “Vogue Ukraine”, “Elle Romania” and “Glamour”. She is currently signed to Select Model London.
Maya’s acting career was launched in 2019, when she was cast to play Lorita Wilde in the short mystery thriller movie “Carte Blanche”, written and directed by Eva Dolezalova, and which starred Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer and Suki Waterhouse – it follows the life of a young actor who has been cast to portray a lead character in a popular Hollywood movie franchise.
Maya’s second and latest credit has been in the 2019 music video “Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus: Old Town Road”, in which she appeared as Farmer’s Daughter (uncredited). She has also appeared recently in the reality TV series “Hangin’ with Los Henrys”, a rich family from San Antonio.
Maya is very active on Instagram, and is followed by close to 500,000 people, while sh’has uploaded nearly 350 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life. She created her Twitter account in August 2011, but has been inactive on it for years now. Her Facebook page is followed by over 3,200 people, while her TikTok account numbers close to 2,000 followers, and around 15,500 likes of all her pictures and videos combined – Maya mostly uploads short comedy and lip syncing videos.
Love life and relationship with Liam Payne
Since early 2019, Maya has been in a relationship with singer-songwriter Liam Payne, and the two can often be seen attending events together, while Maya has been with Liam nearly every time he performs – people seem to like the two of them together and have created multiple social media accounts, most entitled “Liam Payne & Maya Henry”, just to support them.
On 27 August 2020, Liam asked Maya to marry him, and the wedding has allegedly been planned for June 2021 – it is widely believed that Liam is Maya’s first love while he has been in several relationships before meeting her.
From 2010 to 2012, he dated the dancer Danielle Peazer, and from 2013 to 2015 was in a relationship with model Sophia Smith. He began dating the British singer and dancer Cheryl Ann Tweedy in 2016, and she gave birth to their son Bear Grey Payne on 22 March 2017 before they split in 2018.
As of October 2020, Maya is engaged to Liam Payne, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Maya is following a very strict diet as this is important for her modelling career, but having once stated how terrified she is of the condition anorexia, is eating a bit more than what is expected of her because of it – she also works out at the gym several times a week, with her training sessions usually lasting around half an hour.
She is keen on travelling, and has been all around Europe as apparently she isn’t very interested in travelling around the US – her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
Maya is a philanthropist who has donated money to charities, and worked with underprivileged children and war veterans. In 2008, aged eight, her parents helped her launch her own charity organization Maya’s Corner.
In her spare time, Maya likes to watch movies starring some of her favorite actors and actresses Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Julia Roberts, such as “Seven Pounds”, “The Independence Day” and “The Runaway Bride”.
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Age and height
Maya’s age is 20. She has long brown hair and green eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.76m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs). As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $10 million, six of which she received from her father, while Liam’s net worth has been estimated at over $52 million.
Who is Liam Payne?
Liam James Payne was born in Heath Town, England, on 29 August 1993 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds British nationality. He gained recognition after becoming a member of the boy group One Direction.
Liam was raised alongside his two older sisters, Ruth and Nicola by their father Geoff Payne who was a fitter, and their mother Karen who was an infant nurse.
Liam was born three weeks premature, and after doctors found out that his kidneys weren’t working, he had to take 16 injections every morning and every night for around a month. He became physically active while attending elementary school, but as he was bullied, he started practicing boxing after turning 12. Liam attended St Peter’s Collegiate School, and then enrolled at the Wolverhampton College’s Paget Road, at which he studied music technology.
At the age of 14, Liam performed in the music competition show “The X Factor” in front of Simon Cowell and three other judges, passing the first round with Frank Sinatra’s song “Fly Me To The Moon”.
After later being sent home by Simon, Liam returned to “The X Factor” two years later, and Simon subsequently helped him, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, form their band One Direction. The boys signed a contract with Simon Cowell Syco Entertainment, and their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” came out in September 2011, topping the charts in several countries. They released their first studio album, “Up All Night” in November 2011, and became the first band to top the US charts with their debut album – by the end of 2015, the boys had released four albums.
In 2014, Liam became the director of Hampton Music Limited, and two years later started working as a music producer under the name Payno or Big Payno. In October 2016, he signed a contract with Republic Records and released his first solo single, “Strip That Down” on 19 May 2017 – the song was written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac and was a big success, reaching the top ten songs on the Billboard 200 Chart. Liam released two more singles “Bedroom Floor” and “Get Low”, and followed in April 2018 with the single “Familiar”. His debut extended play (EP) “First Time” came out on 24 August 2018, while his debut album “LP1” was released on 6 December 2019, but to mostly negative reviews.
Liam is also a philanthropist and a supporter of UNICEF, while he has recently stated that he is supporting the movement Black Lives Matter – he and Maya attended the London Black Lives Matter protest together.