Cheryl and Liam
Cheryl and Liam arrived in Cannes on a private jet Liam Payne/Instagram

While all eyes were on George and Amal Clooney at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, there was another celebrity couple in Cannes. Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne made their second red carpet appearance of the week as they attended the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The music stars turned up the style quotient for the glitzy affair with the One Direction singer donning a smart tux for the occasion, while Cheryl channelled a disco vibe in a sparkly, stripy jumpsuit. The 32-year-old looked stunning in the low-cut ensemble, evidently glowing with the flush of new love, while 24-year-old Liam looked like the luckiest boy in the world.

The loved-up couple, who went public with their relationship in February, seemed more than happy to pose for photos at the lavish party. And while they have each made their name in music, they had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Hollywood's A-list as actresses Julianne Moore and Kirsten Dunst and Star Wars' actor John Boyega all turned out for the high-profile party Mail Online reports.

Cheryl and Liam flew into Cannes on a private jet yesterday after attending Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala on Monday (11 May) in Paris. The couple were said to be inseparable as they made the most of the time together.

And while everything looks rosy for the pair at the moment, the trip to Cannes could yet prove to be something of a minefield, after it was revealed that Cheryl's soon-to-be ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernadez Versini, is also on the Cote- D Azur.

The French businessman is the owner of Cosy Box, a luxury food pop-up that caters to hungry A-listers on the French Riviera. Posting a picture on Instagram of the picturesque city on Wednesday morning, feeling nostalgic, he wrote: "'More than 15 #cannesfilmfestival and still Feel like it's my first every-time... it won't be long now (sic)."

The estranged former couple met in Cannes and following a whirlwind romance the pair tied the knot in a secret ceremony in July 2014. Eighteen months on, and they have gone their separate ways after an acrimonious split.

And while JB has been struggling to come to terms with the end of his marriage, Cheryl seems to have long-forgotten her very personal French connection, as she parties the night away with her new love on the glamorous Cote-D ' Azur.