Former One Direction member Liam Payne, 23, and pop star Cheryl Cole, 33, welcomed their first child last Wednesday.


Payne and Cole, who commonly goes by just Cheryl, have been dating since February of last year, and met in 2009 on the set of The X Factor. Payne was auditioning as a 16-year-old and Cole was a judge.

The pair welcomed the baby boy, whose name has not yet been revealed, but Payne posted a first photo of the baby to his Instagram. “My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow!” captioned the star. “I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”

Cole posted the same photo to her Instagram but with her own caption: “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 ?.”

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