The past few months had fans of singers Cheryl Cole and former One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne watching their moves closely as the former Girls Aloud member was suspected to be pregnant.
Cole went on to make public appearances and kept people guessing as she managed to mask her growing bump with stylish yet cleverly-designed outfits. She has since sparked calls to make declare her pregnancy once and for all.
It appears she has heeded those suggestions as the former X Factor judge was seen out and about Tuesday with Payne in a clingy dress that clearly showed her baby bump.
Despite the obvious display, the couple still has not said a word about the fact they’re expecting a baby. It appears they chose to let the bump do the talking.
A source reportedly said that Cole, who is 10 years older than Payne, is indeed expecting and is in her second trimester. When asked to comment, the singer’s rep declined.
Earlier this month, choreographer Brian Friedman seemed to jump the gun by mentioning that the loved-up pair are “having a baby together.”
The baby rumors first emerged in September after Cole’s mother was seen at Mothercare buying baby products and after Payne changed his Twitter bio to “luckiest man in the world.” 1D fans then speculated that Payne may soon be a father.
A series of outings by the actress with a noticeably fuller face and figure fueled the rumors further.
The duo first met when Payne was still 14 and auditioning for The X Factor UK in 2008. Cole, then 25, was one of the judges. Payne returned to audition again in 2010.
The two only started dating in February this year, shortly after Cole’s second marriage ended in divorce. They made their pairing official with social media photos. Soon afterwards, baby rumors followed.
Despite Cole being in two marriages in the past, this is her first pregnancy. It will also be Payne’s first child. Band mate Louis Tomlinson has the distinction of being the first One Direction member to have a child, who was born in January this year.
Meanwhile, Cole’s former Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberly Walsh said that the 33-year-old is “really happy right now.” She also noted that Cole will be a “brilliant mum” as she’s used to the “madness of children,” thanks to her many nieces and nephews.
In the wake of the pregnancy news, it is probable talk of wedding bells will be up next for the couple.