Sarah has opened up about Chez's desire to have a baby

When Cheryl and Liam Payne announced the exciting news that they’d welcomed a beautiful little boy, Chez’s Girls Aloud pals were some of the first to congratulate her.

Nicola Roberts posted a super cute photo on Instagram while Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle also took to social media to send their love to their pal and her new family.

And after sharing her own adorable well-wishes, now Sarah Harding has spoken out about Cheryl’s dream to become a mother, revealing she’s been desperate to have a child for quite a while.

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‘Cheryl’s been broody for years. I think she’s wanted a baby since Kimberley [Walsh] first fell pregnant,’ Sarah told OK! magazine.

And despite being one of the most successful pop stars around and scoring herself four solo number ones, it turns out Chez has been focussed on motherhood from a young age as Sarah added: ‘Cheryl has achieved a lot in her career but becoming a mum was always her ultimate goal.

‘Cheryl has always been very maternal, her sister has children and she’s always spoiling them, she just loves being around kids.’

How cute is that?

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And Sarah has also been gushing about the rest of the former X Factor judge’s little family as the 35-year-old added: ‘Cheryl’s been through a lot so I’m glad she’s got her happy ending with Liam.

‘I don’t know Liam but he seems like a nice guy. I know some people were surprised by the age difference but I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

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‘There’s nothing wrong with a little age gap, especially when you get to our age.’

Too right.

Thirty-three year old Cheryl and her 22-year-old 1D boyfriend, Liam announced the birth of their little one last weekend after welcoming him on on Wednesday 22nd March and we haven’t really been able to think about much else since.

Sharing a snap of proud dad Liam cradling the tot in his arms, she wrote on Instagram: ‘On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts.

‘We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever

Eeek, it still makes our hearts melt.

Although we haven’t heard much from the new parents since (we assume they’re just a lil’ bit busy right now) fingers crossed the name of the babe will be revealed soon!