is marriage number three on the cards for dear Chez?

There may be some very big developments in store for Liam Payne and Cheryl in the upcoming year. Of course, there have been plenty of rumours that they are looking forward to welcoming their first child together, due to the presence of Cheryl’s ‘growing baby bump’.

However, according to some new reports, there’s not only the cries of a newborn to look forward to, but wedding bells, as it’s been claimed that Liam is planning on proposing to his girlfriend immediately after birth!

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Though neither the former Girls Aloud singer nor the One Direction star have confirmed that they’re expecting, it has been widely claimed that Cheryl is due to give birth to a child in 2017.

According to a source speaking to the Daily Star, that’s not the only treat in store, as Liam is said to have been inspired by the way Kimberley Walsh‘s husband, Justin Scott, popped the question to her.

‘Liam got the idea to propose straight after the birth after finding out that Justin popped the question after the delivery of their first child,’ told the source, before claiming:

‘It’s given Liam so many ideas. There will definitely be wedding bells sooner than we expected.’

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Exciting stuff for the lovebirds!

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However, this is not the first time that Liam’s marriage plans have been revealed, as a source spoke to Now in October about his hopes to put a ring on it, during the final stages of her divorce from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini:

‘Liam’s still young enough to believe that true love conquers all and he bought the ring weeks ago. He’s also old-fashioned enough to want any baby to have a mum and dad who are married.’

Whenever Baby Payne arrives, it looks certain that little tyke will have two parents who are head over heels with each other. Aww!