Sounds like things are getting serious!

Liam Payne has fuelled rumours of an impending engagement to Cheryl after showing his love for her in a big way.

The One Direction star reportedly bought Chezza a diamond ring ahead of her 33rd birthday this Thursday and made it extra special by choosing a design inspired by the huge rose tattoo that covers her lower back and bum.

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Lucky Cheryl’s new rock is apparently a black diamond and ruby number – quite a bday present, eh?

The fact that Liam, 22, has reputedly bought his girl such a spectacular gift has got fans wondering whether it means the couple could be about to get engaged.

Bookies are also thinking that a Chiam wedding is possibly on the way, with William Hill having cut the odds of Liam proposing to Cheryl from 6-1 to 4-1.

‘At first it looked like the relationship would struggle to see out the month,’ spokesman Joe Crilly tells the Daily Star. ‘But the pair have confounded the doubters and a proposal may not be out of the question.’

So could Cheryl and Liam – who are believed to have secretly started dating in December, though the romance only became public knowledge in February – really walk down the aisle soon?

Well they might have to wait a little while as Chezza is still going through divorce proceedings with second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who she wed in July 2014 after a whirlwind relationship.

Things certainly seem to be getting pretty serious for Cheryl and Liam though.

[GIF] Nicola Roberts Cheryl Styled To Rock

Last week we reported on the pregnancy speculation surrounding the Girls Aloud star following her appearance at the wedding of Liam’s sister Ruth, for which she wore a loose grey smock dress.

An insider – also at the wedding – told Now: ‘She drank water and that was it. She wasn’t boozing at all. In fact, Cheryl was really low-key on the day.

‘She was wearing this baggy smock dress and had a small purse with her. She looked fuller in the face and bigger generally.

‘She looked totally different from whenever I’ve seen her on The X Factor, where she wears those skintight outfits and you can see her figure.’

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Anna Francis