X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman pretty much confirmed Cheryl's pregnancy
X Factor creative director Brian Friedman may have unwittingly confirmed Cheryl's rumoured pregnancy
The Fight For This Love singer has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours for several months, which she has done little to dissuade, and while most of their inner circle are staying mum on the topic, it looks the cat is out of the bag.
Friedman, who worked with Cheryl during her time as a judge on the reality show and Payne when One Direction were being formed in 2010.
And he gushed over how loved-up the couple have become since their relationship started in January.
"Everyone wants to be in love, everyone wants to be happy. And now they're having a baby together, so they definitely found something great," he told new! magazine.
"It's funny to think back how long it was that they first met. There's something ironic in that they both came up into the industry in the same way, so they have an immediate connection."
Cheryl's best friend Kimberly Walsh recently said she wouldn't be drawn into discussing her pal, but did gush that would be a "brilliant mother".
"It's not that I'm not allowed to...it's just, she's my best friend. I don't want to talk about her anyway," she told The Mirror.
Speaking at the Pride of Britain awards, she echoed to the Daily Star she's thrilled for her longtime friend.
"Yes, I'm really happy that she's happy. I don't really want to go into too much detail on that because I feel it's something that she should speak about, but to know she's happy makes me happy," she added.