Cheryl has revealed that after giving birth she feared that her two-year-old son Bear would be swapped for another baby at the hospital. The 36-year-old singer shares her young son with former One Direction star Liam Payne, and made the surprising admission on RuPaul and Michelle Visage's What's The Tea podcast. Cheryl explained: "When I had him, first of all I wouldn’t let the doctors take him out of the room. I read this story about two girls being swapped at birth and it was playing on my mind. I was so irrational. I didn’t want anyone to take him."
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Cheryl and Liam split after two and a half years of dating, and went public with their romance back in 2016. Six months later the couple announced that Cheryl was expecting her first child.
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Liam, 26, recently spoke out about his relationship with Cheryl since their split and what it was like becoming a father at such a young age, saying: "Becoming a dad at such a young age, it’s such a difficult thing. I think I built fatherhood up so much in my head that it kind of messed me up to start with. I started in a bad place with it. I think it spooked me out early on, and I was just worried I would not be enough to look after the both of them."
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The hitmaker also added that despite their split, Cherly remained one of "the most important people" in his life. Liam added: "Even though we’re not together, Cheryl’s always there for me. I’m lucky I have someone who understands what I’m going through. The one thing I was missing as a man in the relationship I had, was a level understanding about what she was feeling about stuff."
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