After weeks of keeping her burgeoning baby bump under wraps with loose-fitting attire and heavy coats, British pop star Cheryl Cole has confirmed she is having Liam Payne’s baby by stepping out in a bump hugging dress in London.
While a spokesperson for the former Girls Aloud star said she will not be officially commenting, her bump is undeniable, confirming recent pregnancy reports claiming Cheryl is in her second trimester.
Dating since late last year, Cheryl, 34, and Liam, 24, first met in 2008 when Liam auditioned for X Factor while Cheryl was a judge on the hit reality show.
‘I think you’re really cute,’ said Cheryl at the time. ‘I think you’ve got charisma and you give us that cheeky little wink.’
Since becoming an official item, the duo have consistently gushed about one another, with Liam calling the star his ‘favourite woman’ and saying he hopes ‘I make you as happy as you make me’.
The couple’s bub will be the second Once Direction baby, with band member Louis welcoming son Freddie with ex girlfriend Briana Jungwirth earlier this year.