Cheryl showers boyfriend Liam with praise on Instagram as his solo single outsells all other solo One Direction tracks

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CHERYL has congratulated boyfriend Liam Payne online after his debut single Strip That Down became the biggest selling solo track from a member of One Direction so far.

The Geordie pop star, 34, praised Liam’s “savage” achievement on her Instagram stories – captioning it “#proud” in a new post after recently making her professional comeback on the L’Oreal catwalk.

 Cheryl has shared her pride over boyfriend Liam Payne's achievements

Cheryl has shared her pride over boyfriend Liam Payne’s achievements
 Cheryl posted the stats about Liam's song on her Instagram page

Cheryl posted the stats about Liam’s song on her Instagram page

Fashionista Cheryl, who gave birth to Liam’s son Bear in March, added a happy emoji as well as the hashtags on top of a press release about the track, which has sold over five million units worldwide and gone platinum in the UK.

The single, co-written by and featuring Ed Sheeran, has sold more units than any single by current 1D stars Nial Horan, Harry Stylesand Louis Tomlinson, the other members of the boy band.

Since then Liam has also released Get Low which only hit number 26 in the UK chart, compared to Strip That Down’s number three charting.

Liam, 24, and Cheryl announced they’d got together back in February 2016 after she split from her French husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

 Cheryl modelled for L'Oreal at the start of the month

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Cheryl modelled for L’Oreal at the start of the month

And the loved-up couple are keen on showing each other support for their endeavours, with Liam praising “superwoman” Cheryl at the start of this month.

Referring to her baby weight loss, he said at the time: “She’s done so well and is so happy with herself.

“She’s been working hard and if you do work hard, you get what you want.

“She had her rest time bonding with Bear at the start. She’s incredible, a natural mum,” Liam added.

 Liam with Cheryl during her pregnancy last year

Liam with Cheryl during her pregnancy last year

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Listen to Liam Payne’s debut single Strip That Down in full

Liam and Cheryl are now parents to a seven-month-old baby son – and family friend Nick Grimshaw, who has seen snaps of the tot, says Bear is a chip off the old block.

He told The Sun’s Bizarre: “I’ve not met Bear but I have seen lots of pictures of him though and he is gorgeous.

 Liam has shared this snap of Bear's hand next to his

Liam has shared this snap of Bear’s hand next to his

“He is really handsome and obviously their child – and they’re both gorgeous aren’t they.

“I am going for a roast at hers soon, apparently she is good at them but she has been saying that since I met her.”

Recently daddy Liam revealed the moment that baby Bear made him cry with happiness and also explained why being with Cheryl is so special.

 Liam and Cheryl often post loved-up snaps together

Liam and Cheryl often post loved-up snaps together

The heartthrob gushed: “I was watching her do Fight For This Love [her debut solo single, from 2009] when I was a kid, and now we’re together with a kid. I feel like I’m X Factor’s biggest winner.”

Fans first twigged Cheryl and Liam were an item when they embraced on The X Factor at the end of 2015 but the signs of an attraction between them were first seen when Liam auditioned for the show way back in 2008.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini charmed by Liam Payne in first X Factor audition


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