Cheryl Cole officially confirms she’s expecting a baby with Liam Payne.
After months of speculation and complete silence from both Liam and Cheryl, the X-Factor U.K. judge finally debuts her growing baby bump in a photo shoot with L’Oreal and The Prince’s Trust.
Rumors that the couple were expecting generated in September, when Cole’s mother was seen purchasing pregnancy products.
However, it is finally confirmed, in a photograph published by The Daily Mirror, Cheryl wraps her arms around her stomach in a black long sleeve bodycon dress paired with black high boots as she smiles for the camera and her long brunette waves swept behind her shoulders.
Liam on the other hand made a surprise appearance during Wednesday’s 2017 Brit Awards, where One Direction was honored with the award for British Artist Video.
Despite Cole’s latest campaign photo, the 33-year-old always kept herself private and shied away from addressing her baby bump publicly. However, her recent wardrobe choices proved otherwise, as she was seen sporting a selection of maternity-esque sweater dresses and coats on multiple occasions.
The pair stepped out hand-in-hand in late November for a carol concert in London, where they both posed for photographs. At the time, a source confirmed what everyone already assumed, adding that Cheryl was then in her second trimester.
23-year-old Liam, started dating Cole about a year ago, confirming their relationship three months later at a charity gala. Cheryl and Liam met on the set of the X Factor U.K. in 2008 after he auditioned for the competition, luckily he was paired with his band mates and now they have become huge international stars.
Two years later, Payne reunited with Cheryl on the show, where he ultimately becomes part of one of the world’s most popular boy bands.
Despite the age gap, Liam and Cheryl seem to be getting on fine and we wish them all the best of luck and congrats on their baby news!