Friday 27 April 2018

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole face fine after 'failing to register son's birth'

Cheryl and her boyfriend Liam Payne welcomed their first child in March
Cheryl and her boyfriend Liam Payne welcomed their first child in March
Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl
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)
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam Payne
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Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole are facing a fine after failing to register their son's birth, according to reports.

The Mail on Sunday report the pair could be facing a fine of up to £200 (€240) after failing to register their son's birth since welcoming him on March 22.

It is alleged that the new parents didn't put their son's birth on record within the 42 day limit and are now five days overdue.

The former Girls Aloud singer kept her pregnancy strictly under-wraps, with Liam revealing the baby's name as Bear just last week.

Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl
Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl

The One Direction star confirmed the unusual name in response to a tweet by Bear Grylls.

"Great choice! Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure," wrote Grylls, to which Liam replied: "Thanks man hope he grows with an ounce of your courage! Your [sic] a boss".

A source recently told The Sun that Cheryl and Liam "wanted to get to know their baby before deciding on a 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."

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)

Cheryl and Liam aren't the only British celebrity parents who have adopted the name Bear. Actress Kate Winslet and her husband, Ned Rocknroll, named their son Bear Blaze after he was born in 2013.

The wild moniker has also spread to America - Clueless star Alicia Silverstone named her boy Bear Blu after welcoming him into the family in May, 2011.

Meanwhile, on the heels of becoming a first-time dad, Liam is preparing to revamp his music career, with rumours suggesting he is ready to drop his first single as a solo artist within weeks. He will be following in the footsteps of his bandmates Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles, who released his debut solo offering, Sign of the Times, last month.

Additional reporting by Cover Media.

Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam Payne

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