Do we finally have the answer?
It's the question that seems to be on just about everyone's lips at the moment: Is Cheryl pregnant with boyfriend Liam Payne's baby?
The couple met back in 2010, when Liam was a contestant on The X Factor as part of boy band One Direction, and Cheryl was one of the judges on the show. They have been dating since February of this year and always look super loved up together.
Rightly or wrongly, fans of Liam and Chez have been pretty convinced that the pair are expecting a baby for several months now, with many speculating the appearance of a slight 'baby bump' – take a look back on Cheryl's most stylish moments and decide for yourself.
Liam's sister Ruth took to Twitter last week to tell the world to stop speculating:
And, as of yesterday, Liam Payne is finally following ONE person on Instagram (despite his 12m followers) - and yes, you've guessed it, it's Cheryl. If that's not modern romance, we don't know what is.
But recently, another source has weighed in to have their say on the matter, seemingly confirming the rumours to be true. Brian Friedman, creative director of X Factor and Cheryl's ex co-worker, spoke to new! magazine about how made up he was for the pair when he heard the news.
'Everyone wants to be in love, everyone wants to be happy. And now they're having a baby together, so they've definitely found something great' he said.
'It's funny to think back how long ago it was that they first met. There's something ironic in that they both came up into the industry in the same way, so they have an immediate connection.'
Former contestant and ex-presenter of the show, Olly Murs, has also previously said that he thinks the pair will be fantastic parents if the rumours are in fact true.
So, does this mean that Cheryl is definitely pregnant? Or is it just mere speculation on Brian's part, and he in fact doesn't know any more than the rumours we're all very aware of?
Unfortunately we can't help thinking that it is a *little* unlikely that Chez and Liam would have shared the news with Brian first. But, you never know.
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