AceShowbiz - Liam Payne reportedly got into a second altercation with Cheryl's ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in Monaco last week, ends July 29.
The pair allegedly had to be pulled off one another following a bust-up at London nightspot Chiltern Firehouse last month, days before the One Direction star formally announced his split with the popstar in a joint statement posted to his Twitter account.
And, according to British newspaper The Sun, Cheryl's exes went in for round two at Twiga nightclub in Monaco last week, with the Familiar singer hurling some harsh words at the French restaurateur, whose two-year marriage to the Girls Aloud star ended in 2016.
"The whole night he was standing behind JB (Jean-Bernard) looking to fight him," an eyewitness at the venue told the paper. "He was stood there with his arms crossed and he kept pointing at JB – nobody could understand what he wanted."
A verbal altercation then allegedly ensued in the men's toilets when one of Jean-Bernard's pals tried to approach the 24-year-old, who shares 16-month-old son Bear with Cheryl.
"In the toilets, one of JB's friends turned round to see Liam looking at him and it flared up. He said: 'What the f**k are you looking at? Listen, your friend JB is a f**king ****'," the insider shared, before claiming that the venue's security guards intervened before things could escalate further.
Staff were also reportedly forced to intervene in June when Liam and Jean-Bernard exchanged insults at Chiltern Firehouse while Cheryl celebrated her 35th birthday with her former Girls Aloud bandmates nearby.
Onlookers told editors at The Sun that various threats had been made across the room before Jean-Bernard offered to leave to avoid trouble.
"JB asked his friend why this guy was eyeballing him and then he realised it was his ex's fella," the witness shared at the time. "Liam was snarling and beckoning him over for a fight. There was a lot of gesturing, goading each other and making threats across the room. Staff were worried JB would be provoked as he boxes every day. But he assured them he was not looking for a fight and would leave because he was getting on an early flight."
Liam's representatives declined to comment.