Louis Walsh gushes over One Direction’s Liam Payne but said WHAT about pregnant Cheryl?

by Lynn Rowlands

Last November, One Direction star Liam Payne and the now former X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini became an item…

However, it wasn’t until well into the New Year that their romance became public knowledge. And of course, it raised a few eyebrows.

And that’s because Cheryl is not only ten-years older than Liam, but she’s also been through the upset of two failed marriages whereas Liam has had only two somewhat serious romances.

But despite the fact that many were convinced that Cheryl and Liam wouldn’t last beyond the ‘honeymoon’ phase of their relationship, they’ve proved everyone wrong…

Because nearly a year later, they are not only going strong as a couple, but rumour has it that they are also expecting their first baby.

However, though the vast majority of Liam and Cheryl fans are delighted that they are going to be parents – at this point, it’s really only a matter of waiting for them to officially confirm it – some fear that perhaps it’s all gone a tad too quickly.

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Which was pretty much exactly what happened with Cheryl and her soon to be former husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini…

They wed – in secret – within months of meeting each other and falling in love. But as the pair are expecting to finalise their divorce this Thursday, clearly it was a case of ‘marry in haste, repent at your leisure’.

So has Cheryl once again rushed head-first, or rather, heart first, into a romance with Liam Payne?

And will it end as quickly as it began?

Well, X Factor judge Louis Walsh doesn’t think so, and in fact, he’s sure the couple will go the distance.

However, while on the one hand, he clearly supports Cheryl and Liam’s relationship, he couldn’t help having a little dig at Cheryl while doing so.

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The Daily Star quotes Louis as saying, “I think Liam and Cheryl are going to work.

“He’s a nice guy and he’s in love with her. He’ll make her happy.”

He then added, “I think she was in a bad place over the last two years…

“And she brought her misery to the show.”

But what do you think? Are Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini built to last?

Or do you think they rushed into a relationship and will live to regret moving so fast?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.