Kimberley Walsh has further fuelled speculation that her best friend Cheryl is pregnant with her first child. Kimberley - who is expecting her second baby - was asked about Cheryl during a recently interview with TV Life, and spoke of the star's newfound happiness with Liam Payne, following the end of her marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
"Yes, I am really happy that she's happy," the 34-year-old said. "I don't really want to go into too much detail on that because feel it's something that she should speak about, but to know she's happy makes me happy."
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Kimberley Walsh has spoken of her happiness for best friend Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne
The Girls Aloud singer also revealed that she and her husband Justin – who were married in a romantic ceremony in Barbados in January - go on double dates with Cheryl and 23-year-old Liam.
Cheryl, meanwhile, has continued to keep fans guessing over the baby news. On Thursday, the 33-year-old went to great lengths not to be photographed while attending a secret signing for her new perfume – but she was later pictured sporting a sizeable bump as she left the event, having changed from a jumpsuit into a casual tracksuit.
The couple, who are widely reported to be expecting a baby together, went public with their romance in February
A source told the Sun: "Cheryl looks like two different people in the snaps. Those from the launch are head-on, with no hint of any views from the side. Her outfit could also have been specially chosen to disguise any trace of a bump.
"The roped-belt on her tailored trouser suit sits above and naturally accentuates her tummy. It's clever tactics, and perhaps indicates why no photographers other than her own were allowed in the launch."
The pictures are the clearest indication so far that the pregnancy rumours are true – and it seems her fans are now just waiting for an official announcement. "Cheryl cole can't deny them recent pictures of her with a bump, just announce you're pregnant already," said one Twitter follower.