Wednesday 28 June 2017

Glowing Cheryl debuts baby bump during festive night out with boyfriend Liam Payne

Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

After months of speculation, Cheryl has all but confirmed she's expecting her first child as she stepped out in a figure-hugging dress.

Earlier this year, rumours began to swirl that the former X Factor judge (33) and the One Direction singer (23) were expecting their first child, which resulted in a game of cat and mouse with the media - including closed photocalls and strategic posing for the camera.

But the Fight For This Love singer was glowing as she stepped out with her boyfriend of 11 months in London as they attended The Fayre of St James's Church to kickoff Christmas celebrations.

In a sign that the next few months of her pregnancy are sure to be a lesson in maternity dressing, Cheryl opted for a tight olive ribbed dress and thigh high black leather boots.

Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)

However, she is still staying tight-lipped on the pregnancy, her spokesperson told the Press Association: "Cheryl will not be commenting."

She first met Payne when he appeared as a 14-year-old contestant on The X Factor in 2008 while she was a judge on the show and the pair went public with their romance in January of this year.

She split from ex-husband, French restaurateur Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini in October of last year and their divorce was finalised last month.

The Girls Aloud star recently gushed about how happy she is in her love life.

Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl arriving at The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)

In a new interview with Fabulous magazine, the star admitted that having overcome "difficult stages" in her life has made her stronger.

"I am happier than I’ve ever been before. Now is a very good time in my life" she said.

"I learned to be less apologetic and not to give a s*** about what people say. I think you just focus on what is right for you and you learn to trust your own instincts and follow them."

"I’ve been through difficult stages and you never know what’s going to hit you in life. You just don’t have a clue. But I’d tell myself, 'You will get through things.' You do. You just get through it and you keep going."

Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)

She was previously married to English footballer Ashley Cole from 2006 to 2010.

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