November 29, 2016


Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole Are Expecting

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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne stepped out on Tuesday with a big surprise: a pretty conspicuous baby bump.

For a while, pregnancy rumors have been swirling around the One Direction community, but the pap pics show everything.

There has been no official word from Payne or Cole, who first met on the set of the UK's X Factor, when he was auditioning at 14 years old. Cole was on the judge's panel as he sang Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."

The couple reportedly got together in January, the same month that news of Cole's divorce from Jean Fernandez-Versini broke. The two confirmed their relationship in February.

"They're like two little chipmunks madly in love," friend Simon Cowell told The Sun in April. "But importantly they both seemed very happy over here and very relaxed. I'm happy for them."

Together, the couple has a dog.

One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson became a father to his son Freddie in January, launching the rumor among some fans that his baby was fake to deflect from his "romance" with Harry Styles. As of this summer, Tomlinson was fighting for joint custody with Freddie's mother, Briana Jungwirth.