Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole welcomed a baby boy, they haven’t named him yet

Liam Payne has one more direction to go in not that he and girlfriend Cheryl Cole welcomed a baby boy last Wednesday. The little tyke doesn’t have a name yet, which, per gossip rules means we get to name him. He is healthy and I am sure is already the third most followed celebaby on Twitter. New dad Liam posted the same shot as Cheryl did, above, with the caption:

My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow! I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far.  I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

As Kaiser mentioned the other day, we never really discussed the fact that Cheryl and Liam were expecting in the first place. Apparently that was all by design:

The couple never officially confirmed they were expecting, but the songstress’ growing baby bump became undeniable. During an #AskLiam Twitter Q&A, the former 1D member admitted he was in the best place of his life. “Are you happy honey?” one fan asked.

“The happiest I could be,” Liam, 23, replied. 

Liam ignored all questions about Cheryl’s pregnancy, and his girlfriend, 33, also chose not to speak about it during her interview with The Mirror’s Notebook magazine. But after awhile the secret couldn’t be contained, and #CongratsLiam started to trend on Twitter.

[From US]

The fact is, we’ve not really discussed them much at all. The couple first met when Liam auditioned solo for the X Factor in 2008. He was 14 at the time and Cheryl was 24 and married to Ashley Cole. Two years later, Liam and One Direction went on to place third on the X Factor but it wasn’t until 2016 and another ended marriage for Cheryl that the two made it romantic. And now they are parents to Baron Squiggy Pennywhistle ColePayne the Foofheaded (just a suggestion). Cheryl’s former Girls Aloud bandmate, Kimberly Walsh, assured everyone Cheryl would be aces as a mom because, “She has loads of nieces and nephews” and Liam can get tips form fellow bandmate Louis Tomlinson, who is dad to one year old Freddie. Harry Styles is worthless because all he is set to produce is a new single. As always, congratulations to the new parents! They seem elated.

Little Squiggy already boasts excellent timing – as you can read in the Instagram announcements, he arrived just in time for the Mother’s Day in the UK, which was yesterday. Happy Mother’s Day to Cheryl and all our UK moms.




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  1. Daisy says:

    The fact they met while he was 14 is a bit creepy to me. And Cheryl is a psycho. Those 1D boys sure god babies very young.

  2. Becky says:

    Congrats to them.

    I still don’t have much respect for Cheryl though; showing no remorse for assault, those awful tattoos, supporting Chris Brown.

  3. Mia4s says:

    I couldn’t resist clicking on this story as I’ve seen it everywhere (everywhere!) and I have no idea who she is. I’ve heard of One Direction but could not place her at all. Upon checking I realize that if I lived in the U.K. I would care or at least know. But it appears that since I live in North America I don’t have to know or care who she is. Great, because I’m very busy.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Being in Australia, I’m in the same boat, Mia4s. I don’t have a clue who she is, and I’m clearly not part of the 1D demographic, so know not much about them, either, which I’m glad of. Congratulations, I guess.

      • Becky says:

        Well she was the most attractive, but least talented, of Girls Aloud who were set up from the show Popstars. To be fair she was the best dancer in the group.

        She’s kept her profile as a judge on the UK X-Factor but when she was announced as a judge on the US show she was quickly dropped (surprised she was picked in the 1st place as most Americans would have trouble understanding her Geordie accent).

        She’s been trying to stay relevant ever since.

  4. Miss Kittles says:

    She really is very pretty!!! That’s all I got

  5. Keaton says:

    She’s beautiful but eek at that age difference and him meeting her when he was only 14.

  6. iris west-allen says:

    Honestly this is creepy.

    Good luck to the kid.

  7. detritus says:

    Shades of Sam Taylor- Johnson. I’ve got my side eye on you two.

    Is this Cheryl’s first baby?

  8. Moonstone says:

    This relationship gives me the creeps đź‘€

  9. shelley* says:

    If the age difference was 10/11 years but the Man was older, no one would even mention it.

    She is very lovely to look at, but how she is still stealing a living, I’ll never know.

  10. The New Classic says:

    Wow, I’m 31 years old and romantically interested in a 25 year old and it makes me feel like a cradle robber. I couldn’t imagine getting knocked up by a 23 year old.

  11. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oy. The woman is exactly my age and the thought of dating a 23-year-old is … no bueno. Perving on these boys from a distance is fine, they’re all over 18. But actually having a child with him? I don’t know.

    LOL at “Harry Styles is useless”.

  12. Grant says:

    I love her. She’s got some bops!

  13. lisa says:

    she’s very pretty

    since she is so attached to her ex husband’s name i think it would be hysterical if she named it cole

  14. KLO says:


    I think they are probably pretty much equal when it comes to maturity. Cheryl has run into some assholes in her day so maybe it is ok that she maybe has some control now. Its not like she doesnt look better than most 23 year old women anyway.

    The guy seems solid. I hope they last.

    Shakira and her footballer husband (who have the exact same age difference and had a baby when they were 2 years older than this couple) never get bullied like that. Wonder why.

    • Anitas says:

      Funny you should mention Shakira, I always wondered what she saw in Pique. She seems like an accomplished, intelligent woman famous in her own right, while Pique just seems like he can’t even handle grown up cutlery and his wife has to cut his food instead. But unlike Shakira, Tweedy’s always been a hanger-on and this relationship reads more like an attempt to stay relevant, plus it’s time for a baby so why not. I agree they’re probably pretty equal maturity-wise.

  15. Valois says:

    Cheryl has two ex husbands and got engaged/married to both of them after a couple of months, ahem. The fact that she got pregnant from a guy she’s met when he was a teenager (didn’t he say he had a crush on her back then?) after a couple of weeks/months of dating is quite telling, but it’s not like she forced him into all of this and he’s old enough to make his own decisions.

    @KLO Shakira was with a guy for over a decade before she met Gerard Pique, she didn’t have a history like Cheryl and Pique seems/seemed much more mature than that Liam guy. But yeah, I think the fact that “people” like Shakira and they don’t like Cheryl plays a role as well.

    And yes, I know I don’t know these people, but it’s celebitchy after all :D

  16. Tessa says:

    He looks like bob Mortimer from Vic and Bob

  17. ViXi says:

    Who? Never heard of her. But I think the guy is a former boyband??
    I will never understand the need for these so called celebs to announce pregnancy and birth of their child….only to scream privacy afterwards.

  18. Andrea says:

    I’m 36, I can’t imagine having a baby with a 26 year old; right now I would prefer dating someone 35-45 and honestly over 40 since men tend to mature far slower. She’s 33–he’s 23, total different life paths. He also had fame very young and thus is probably very spoiled. This won’t last. Cheryl has terrible taste in men.

  19. V.B. says:

    Really creepy woman, even more considering I saw that audition live. Hope the kid is his, the timelines don’t add up.

  20. detritus says:

    side note: i’m stealing that name for my next cat Baron Squiggy.
    He’s going to be Baron Squiggy Floofpants though. Colepayne was too classy.

  21. Loo says:

    Which age difference do you people think is okay? Lol

    I do think that it’s irresponsible for her to have a baby that quickly with him but the age difference I don’t care about. Who cares that she met him at an audition when he was 14? There is no proof that they hooked up when he was under 18 and it’s wrong to insinuate that there is when there isn’t.

    • Valois says:

      No one implied they hooked up when he was under 18 though? They obviously didn’t.
      It’s the fact that she’s known him since he was a teenager (without hooking up) that’s a bit weird I think. Or the combination of her pattern, their history, how long they’ve been together etc pp. I can only speak for myself, but I wouldn’t find it weird if the had been dating for two years or so.

  22. Rubber Ducky says:

    According to a casual Googling, he’s worth 50 million pounds, and she’s worth 20 million (the mind boggles). I find her worth hard to believe, and am more inclined to believe she’s latched onto someone young, rich and naive and tossed out her birth control before the first date. Gotta have a retirement plan, after all. What else can she do?

  23. Catheriene says:

    Soooo Happy for you you3!!
    Delighted all is well! Close the Doors to unwelcome comments and enjoy the journey of being parents to a little boy,
    Cherel you are amazing .xxxxxxx