Cheryl Cole and One Direction member Liam Payne are going to be parents! After much speculation, The X Factor UK judge confirmed that she is expecting her first child during a photo shoot for L’Oreal and The Prince’s Trust. Cole’s baby bump on proud display says it all for the soon-to-be parents!
Cheryl Cole Expecting First Child With Liam Payne
According to a report from Billboard, pregnancy speculations have been going on since November, but the couple kept mum about it. Though they have been open about their relationship on social media, they did not address any rumors back then.
There was one time that fans noticed a “little baby bump” when Cole was seen out with Payne. Her “tight olive green dress” seemed as if there was a bump peeking through. Rumors went on until late, until Cole showed the world her growing bump for the first time in the recent photo shoot.
It was The Daily Mirror that officially confirmed Cole’s pregnancy when the publication tweeted a photo of Thursday’s front page. The former Girls Aloud member is seen wrapping her arms around her stomach in a black, long sleeved midi dress. She smiled softly for the camera, with her long brunette locks sweeping behind her shoulders.
Meanwhile, Cole’s baby bump debut just comes hours after the One Direction member made a surprise appearance at the 2017 Brit Awards. Payne accepted the award on behalf of the group who won video of the year.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 22, 2017
Cheryl Cole Liam Payne Kept Pregnancy A Secret
Both Cole and Payne have been silent amid pregnancy speculations. Both of them refused to comment that they were expecting a baby until late.
Despite Cole’s latest photo campaign, she always diverted the attention from addressing her bundle of joy publicly. However, her recent wardrobe choices proved otherwise as people saw her sporting a stylish selection of maternity coat and sweater dresses many times.
They met in 2008 during the latter’s The X Factor audition when after performing Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, he even winking at Cole, who was a judge back then.
They crossed paths again when he returned to the show in 2010 and formed One Direction together with Zayn Malik, Harry Style, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.
In February 2016, Cole and Payne announced their relationship, but fans believe they have been dating in secret since December 2015.