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Liam Payne’s ex-girlfriend Sophia Smith congratulates him on becoming a father

Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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Liam Payne’s ex-girlfriend Sophia Smith has congratulated the new dad on the birth of his little boy. The fashion graduate told The Sun at Coachella’s Revolve party: “I messaged to congratulate him. We’re all good. I’m happy for him.” Sophia and Liam dated for two years before splitting up in October 2015. One Direction singer Liam, 23, started his relationship with Cheryl, 33, the following year and the couple welcomed their baby boy last month. Fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of their son’s name.

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Liam Payne with his ex girlfriend Sophia Smith, before he dated Cheryl

Liam is currently in the US to work on his solo album, while Cheryl cares for their baby at home in Woking, Surrey. Singer Liam has been entertaining his 13.2 million Instagram followers by posting a series of selfies showing his new edgy image as he perfects his debut album. His latest snap showed a coffee cup on a table next to a small figure of singer Pharrell, with Liam captioning the photo: “Coffee with @pharrell” and a laughing emoji. One follower wrote: “Happy 1 month to baby payno,” and another said, “Drop that album now.”

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Liam’s fans were quick to notice the spoon on his coffee cup in the photo with many commenting on the cutlery. Back in 2015, Liam revealed to Capital FM that he has an issue with spoons. He said: “See I’m not so much scared of spoons, I’ll hold one. But I don’t like eating with them, if they’re not my spoons, if that makes sense.” Beside this weekend’s Instagram photo, one follower wrote: “Actually even I started hating spoons just coz I love you.”

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Cheryl meanwhile, is keeping a low profile at home since the arrival of her son. This week it was announced that the Fight For This Love singer will not be attending the Cannes Film Festival. The singer was expected to attend in her capacity as an ambassador for L’Oreal, however a spokesperson for the beauty brand confirmed that she will not be making an appearance. "Having only given birth less than one month ago, Cheryl will not be attending Cannes Film Festival 2017 with L'Oreal Paris," a representative said.

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