The couple took their relationship public in February
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Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini only have eyes for each other as proven by their first red carpet appearance as a couple.

The pair were very affectionate with one another at Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala in Paris on Monday. Payne, 22, accompanied his girlfriend to event where Fernandez-Versini, 32, was honored with the Global Gift philanthropist award.

On the red carpet, the One Direction band member wrapped his arm around his beloved, who wore a peach Elizabeth and James dress. And judging by her beaming smile, they were definitely smitten with one another.

“So proud of her tonight such a special award,” Payne captioned a selfie of the pair. At the end of the evening, they were spotted exiting the venue holding hands and smiling.

In February, the couple took their relationship public after dating since later 2015.

Payne and Fernandez-Versini first met when he was competing on the X Factor in 2010 with his then-bandmates Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. The duo had kept in touch since Fernandez-Versini signed with Modest, One Direction’s management company.