CHERYL and Liam Payne broke the Internet when they announced the news that the Girls Aloud singer had given birth to their first child.
But even before their newborn son had had his first nappy changed, rumours started circulating about what the couple will do next…and if it will involve a trip down the aisle.
Will Cheryl and Liam get married?
Liam sparked rumours he and Cheryl have secretly wed after he described her as his “wife” during a US radio interview.
While joking about a popular burger chain, the 23-year-old singer said: “I left my wife and child at home and I was straight out to In-N-Out Burger.”
Meanwhile, Cheryl, 33, has already been married twice before, and according to OK! Magazine, “doesn’t want a circus” if and when she weds Liam.
An insider told the outlet: “She’d rather have just close friends and family. She’d also love the baby to be sitting on their laps in the wedding photos.”
However, another source told Closer: “Liam would still like a huge celebration. He wants to shout about their wedding from the rooftop.”
In July 2017 Liam was forced to finally admit that he hasn’t married Cheryl, saying he merely refers to Cheryl as “the Mrs” in a colloquial sense.
But he did add that he plans to marry Cheryl “maybe one day”.
Who was Cheryl married to before?
The former Girls Aloud singer first tied the knot with footballer Ashley Cole in 2006 but the couple split in 2010 following allegations Ashley had been unfaithful.
Their divorce was granted in September of that year.
Cheryl then went on to marry businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in July 2014 after a whirlwind three-month romance.
However the marriage fell apart and after months of speculation, the split was confirmed in January 2016 and the couple were granted a decree nisi in October.
Who did Liam date before meeting Cheryl?
Being 10 years younger than Cheryl, Liam doesn’t have quite the relationship history of his girlfriend, but did have some significant relationships before they got together.
The 23-year-old dated dancer Danielle Peazer from October 2010 until May 2013.
The singer then quickly moved on to a new relationship with Sophia Smith, who he had known since primary school.
The couple dated until October 2015, just weeks before he got together with Cheryl.
How did Cheryl and Liam Payne meet?
The pair first met all the way back in 2008 on the set of the X Factor, where 14-year-old Liam’s first audition earns him praise from his future partner, as well as calling him “cute”.
Liam returned to the show in 2010 as a 16-year-old and became part of One Direction, impressing Cheryl with his talents once again.
The pair are believed to have become a couple in December 2015 after One Direction performed on the X Factor for the final time, with the couple snapped sharing a hug and dancing together.
The Sun then exclusively confirmed their relationship in February 2016.
What have Cheryl and Liam Payne called their baby boy?
The Sun revealed on May 1 that the couple have named their son Bear after spending a week getting to know him.
Five-week-old Bear will also take his One Direction star dad’s surname.
Last night a source revealed: “Cheryl and Liam wanted to get to know their baby before deciding on a name.
“They spent over a week getting to know him first before deciding. They wanted to get to know him before they decided on the name.
“They didn’t have the name Bear before the birth.
“But they’d been thinking of a name since meeting him and they just felt it suited him.
“They love their little baby Bear Payne and are truly over the moon and loving being parents for the first time together.”
Liam has opened up on “making a human” with Cheryl – calling it his proudest achievement.
And he’s also revealed that baby Bear is a chubby baby like he was himself, joking: “He’s just big in general – he’s humongous.
“I’m going to get a sore back. He’s a big boy! He’s healthy, he’s strong, he likes his bouncer.”
Has Cheryl changed her name back to her maiden name?
Cheryl’s surname has changed many times over the years, due to her being married twice.
First she was Cheryl Tweedy (her maiden name) , then she changed it to Cheryl Cole when she married Ashley Cole, then she was Cheryl Fernandez Versini, during her short lived marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
After she divorced the Frenchman she simply went by”Cheryl”.
Now, The Sun can reveal that she has officially changed her name back to Cheryl Tweedy.