Liam Payne might be hard at work in an LA studio at the moment, but he's got girlfriend Cheryl on his mind. The 23-year-old singer sent a sweet message to his lady via Instagram on Wednesday to tell her how much he is missing her.
Loved-up Liam shared a funny photo showing the pair both wearing mud face masks, writing alongside: "I miss you!... the things you make me do, Home soon!" followed by a series of smiley face emojis. The post proved incredibly popular with the couple's fans; in just four hours it had racked up a whopping 460,000 likes.
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Liam Payne told girfriend Cheryl he was missing her in a sweet Instagram post
Liam signed to Capitol Records in July to embark on a solo career during One Direction's hiatus, and has been busy making new music over in the States. But he is clearly eager to return home. The star's cute message to Cheryl comes amid increasing speculation that the couple are expecting a baby together.
Cheryl, 33, has been keeping a very low profile since June when she accompanied Liam to his sister’s wedding, and One Direction fans are now convinced that a pregnancy announcement is imminent.
Further fuelling the speculation, Liam recently changed his Twitter bio to describe himself as "the happiest man in the world" – and social media went into meltdown.
There is increasing speculation that the couple are expecting a baby together
"Honestly, why did Liam suddenly change his bio? Is Cheryl pregnant or something?" one fan wrote, with another adding: "Why did Liam suddenly change his bio and is like 'the luckiest man' I think that Cheryl is pregnant omg."
Neither stars have commented on the reports, but at the end of July, Cheryl's friend Simon Cowell hinted that a baby could be on the way.
Responding to the claims, he replied: "I guess that is what happens when you are with someone.
"Cheryl would be an amazing mum. I have seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she is incredible. She is very good with them. I think she is in a good place in her life right now. I had dinner with her a couple of months ago with Liam and they were great."