One Direction hearts broke everywhere on Thursday as Liam Payne’s girlfriend Cheryl Cole confirmed she's pregnant.
The mom-to-be showed off her baby bump in a photo shoot for L’Oreal and The Prince's Trust. This is the first child for the couple.
The duo met on the set of the "X Factor" when Payne was a competitor with the rest of his 1D band members. Cole, 33, and Liam, 23, have been dating since last winter as Cole was in the middle of a divorce from her now ex-husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
As you can imagine, the One Direction fan base had something to say about Liam’s new role as a father. Most where thrilled and excited for the dad-to-be, but others were heartbroken in hearing that their beloved Liam was now definitely off-the-market.
I love Cheryl but it makes me uncomfortable that she first met Liam Payne when he was a 14 year old boy and now shes pregnant with his child— asía (@grimeprincess) February 22, 2017
me: knew Cheryl was pregnant— Nolan (@nolanintheam) February 23, 2017
"Cheryl Cole has officially confirmed she's expecting a baby with Liam Payne!"
Imagine when Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole explain to their child how they met.— BasedBobTrapGod (@BasedBobTrapGod) February 22, 2017
There's a 74% chance Cheryl and Liam Payne will call their new baby 'Window'.— Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) February 23, 2017
Cheryl has confirmed Liam Payne is gonna be a Dad!!! We can be ready for a new generation of One Direction. Waiting for Harry and Niall 😂— ONE DIRECTION INDIA (@Project1D_India) February 23, 2017
HOW DID THAT LIAM PAYNE LAND CHERYL COLE. Biggest outrage I swear 😩😩😩😩✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼 HOW THOUGH— KATE (@KatiePate_) February 22, 2017
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne will have the cutest baby ever😍😩— geo (@georgieebrooks) February 23, 2017
I am a grown woman clinging to the hope of one direction touring made in the am in 2018 and liam payne's baby having cheryl cole's dimples— H2.0 💦 (@TheJillDiaries) February 4, 2017