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Cheryl’s friends Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle congratulate the new mum!

Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
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Cheryl’s Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle were the first celebrity friends to wish a huge congratulations to the new mum this weekend! Singer Cheryl, 33, surprised her 3.1 million Instagram followers on Saturday evening by announcing her happy news. Cheryl and One Direction’s Liam Payne welcomed their first child, a boy, born on Wednesday 22 March weighing 7lb 9oz. On Instagram, Cheryl’s close friend and bandmate Kimberley simply posted a series of heart-shaped emojis by the photograph to show her happiness at the exciting news. While fellow bandmate Nadine Coyle, who now lives in California and is mum to three-year-old Anaíya Bell, tweeted: “Congratulations @cherylofficial. I am so so happy for you & your precious little boy & family! Sending you loads of love!”

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Khloe Kardashian was amongst the first to send Cheryl her best wishes posting: “Congratulations doll!!!!! God bless your family!!!!! I couldn’t be happier for you love!” Cheryl’s news sent social media crazy for the evening, with the hashtag #CongratsLiamandCheryl trending on Twitter. The Loose Women and This Morning teams also sent Cheryl their congratulations. There was a special message to the happy couple from Liam’s mum Karen. She wrote: “Finally I can boast that I am a grandmother! The happiest grandmother! I’m very proud of my children. Everything I’ve been doing lately is crying, because I’m very happy, now I have the most beautiful grandson in the world. Thanks God.”

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Cheryl had posted this message sharing her wonderful news on Saturday evening: "On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever."

READ: Cheryl and Liam Payne welcome their first baby: see the pic!

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Cheryl’s Instagram followers wishes her their warmest congratulations too. One wrote: “The most amazing feeling in the world, congratulations and Happy Mamas Day,” while another commented, “Hope he brings all the happiness in your lives @cherylofficial & @liampayne. Be happy forever and always. All the love to the little bundle of sunshine! Congrats to you both!” Cheryl’s followers also had a little fun suggesting names for the cute new baby boy. One said: “Congratulations, [you] should name it Leo or Bailey,” and another idea was, “Congrats! U guys should totally name him March ;)” The world is waiting to find out the real name of Cheryl and Liam’s little bundle.

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