It’s shaping up to be a huge year for the couple…

We knew it was going to be an exciting year for pregnant Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne – but fans think they’ve taken another huge step…

As Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne prepare for the arrival of their first child, it’s clear they’re more in love than ever before.

The couple, who went public in February last year, treated fans to a seriously adorable selfie on Christmas day, leaving some speculating over what Liam, 23, may have gifted 33-year-old Cheryl…

MORE: OMG! Cheryl and Liam’s nursery is ready!

Some of their loyal supporters are even convinced the dad-to-be got down on one knee over the festive period!

‘Am I the only one who has a feeling Cheryl and Liam might be engaged?’ one excited fan wrote on Christmas Day. Another speculated: ‘I won’t be surprised if Liam proposes to Cheryl as a Christmas present…’

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But one particularly passionate Directioner wasn’t too supportive of Liam’s potential wife-to-be. ‘I pray to God Liam and Cheryl don’t get married,’ they wrote. ‘She has a really bad history with men.’

MORE: ‘Sleepless’ nights and ‘feeling alone’ – inside Cheryl’s life with Liam

No doubt they’re addressing former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl’s failed marriages to Ashley Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, but it’s still a pretty harsh statement…

Yesterday we reported how some social media users are convinced baby Chiam has already arrived… read more about that HERE.

And her former band mate Nicola Roberts has been telling stories from their early days of fame. It involves leaving cheeky notes for takeaway delivery drivers – click HERE read more…