Unless you’re headless, you will know that for months now, rumour has been rife that One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend, former X Factor judge Cheryl, are expecting a baby.
And though neither has made any public comment on the speculation, that they are most definitely about to become parents was confirmed this week when, while the happy couple attended a charity event in London, Cheryl did nothing to attempt to hide her baby bump as she and Liam posed hand-in-hand for photographers.
But though happy for Cheryl and Liam, many One Direction fans have been left bemused and puzzled as to why the pair chose not to confirm their baby news.
However, Liam’s sister Ruth has taken to Twitter to blast those who have criticised his brother and Cheryl for keeping their fans in suspense over the pregnancy news.
She angrily wrote, “Bump or no bump, announced or not, it’s completely up to my brother and cheryl what parts of there private lives they choose to share and when.” (sic)
And of course, Ruth is absolutely right…
But in response to her tweet, many Liam Payne fans reiterated that they only wanted to share in the couple’s happiness. And some pointed out that had Liam and Cheryl simply confirmed their news months ago, the press photographers who have been following Cheryl around, desperate for a picture of her bump, would not have done so.
Others though implied that they believe Liam and Cheryl deliberately “manipulated” the situation for press attention…
I don’t personally believe that’s what they did at all, and I agree with Ruth that it was simply a matter so personal, Liam and Cheryl chose not to discuss it in public. As they have every right to do.
But moving on, and according to The Sun today, Cheryl has offered an olive branch to her former X Factor protégé Cher Lloyd, with whom she’s had something of a ‘feud’ for years.
The newspaper states, “On Wednesday Cheryl, who is pregnant with her first child, reached out to Cher online and followed her on Twitter – with the Swagger Jagger star quickly following suit.”
We’ll have lots more Liam Payne and Cheryl news very soon.