Are Liam Payne and Cheryl about to announce a little something?
But Cheryl, 33, and the One Direction singer, 23, aren’t letting distance get in the way of their plans. According to our insider, the couple – who’ve only been dating officially since February – are ready to start a family and are even getting the nursery ready.
The rumour mill that Cheryl is expecting her first child with Liam went into overdrive on Sunday 2 October when Cheryl stepped out on the L’Oreal red carpet in Paris and looked curvier than we have seen her in years. Onlookers even claimed they could see a bump.
This was following pictures that emerged of Cheryl’s mum, Joan, shopping in Newcastle’s Mothercare buying pregnancy pillows and a bump wedge, which pregnant women use to aid their sleep.
Our source adds:
‘Cheryl’s never been more determined to have a baby. It’s like it’s the only thing in the world that matters to her. She’s never been so focused on something,’ reveals our source.
‘She’s always been very anxious about being able to conceive and sees this as her opportunity to have the baby she’s always wanted. She’s been prepping every element of her life to give this her best shot – and Liam’s really excited about it.
‘Cheryl has a stash of pregnancy and motherhood books she’s always reading. She wants to be completely mentally prepared so she can be the best parent.’
Just last month, Now reported that Liam was asking former bandmate Louis Tomlinson, 24, who’s dad to seven-month-old Freddie, for advice on fatherhood. And our source says he and Cheryl can’t wait to be parents.
‘There’s even a bedroom at the house they’ve designated as “the nursery”. They always chat about what they’re going to do with it, the colour scheme and every little detail. It’s really cute. Cheryl’s never planned like this before. This is her goal, this is what she wants and she’s putting everything into it – even her career has to be put on hold.’
It’s not a total surprise for fans, who’ve speculated for some time that a mini ‘Chiam’ may be imminent, and following Cheryl’s new appearance in L’Oréal’s latest advert campaign, which sees her looking fuller-faced, Directioners were quick to put two and two together and suggest she’s already expecting.
Even Simon Cowell fanned the flames in a recent interview, saying; ‘Cheryl would be an amazing mum. I’ve seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she’s incredible – I think she’s in a good place in her life right now.’
And when asked about reports of the pair trying for a baby, Simon, 56, added: ‘I guess that’s what happens when you’re with someone.’
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