Liam Payne has sent social media into overdrive after he was allegedly spotted flying back to London from Los Angeles on Wednesday. The One Direction star, who has been working on his debut solo album in LA over recent weeks, is preparing for the arrival of his first child with girlfriend Cheryl. His sighting has prompted his followers to speculate whether the former X Factor judge is about to give birth.
One Twitter follower wrote: "Hold up, Cheryl is having the baby NOW?" Another fan noted: "Cheryl has been gone from social media for over a month. I'm pretty sure that means she's gonna have this baby soon." [sic] A social media user mused: "Wait is Cheryl in labour? Why do I keep seeing things about her baby?"
Liam Payne sent social media into overdrive this week
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Last week, Cheryl took part in a photoshoot after fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco hinted that he was taking snaps of the expectant mother. On social media, Mariano revealed he was "shooting someone very special today". He then shared a photo of a studio on Instagram, writing: "My Devine @cherylofficial." However, Mariano quickly deleted both posts and fans began to speculate about Cheryl's pregnancy shoot. "I'm so excited to find out what this means," one excitedly tweeted.
Although Cheryl and Liam have yet to open up about expecting their first child together, Liam's One Direction band mate Niall Horan chatted about his friend becoming a dad, telling the Daily Star: "Liam hasn't said he is nervous, but I am sure he is. I bet he can't wait as well. It is a very exciting thing in your life. He's great and she's lovely. It will be a lovely child." The couple, who have been dating since early 2016, have remained tight-lipped over the pregnancy, but Cheryl showed off her blossoming baby bump during a recent visit to the Fayre of St James Christmas Carol Concert in London, in aid of Cheryl's Trust in support of The Prince's Trust.