Ch­eryl and Liam Payne are plan­ning their big re­veal – pos­si­bly with a Vogue shoot

Are we about to get the full low­down on Chiam and Bear?

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ver since Ch­eryl and Liam Payne shocked us all by get­ting to­gether nearly two years ago, we’ve been des­per­ate to know ev­ery sin­gle tiny de­tail about their life as Chiam. But, apart from Liam’s in­abil­ity to keep his mouth shut dur­ing red-car­pet and TV ap­pear­ances, they’ve re­mained an­noy­ingly coy – only al­low­ing us lit­tle glimpses into their world with six-month-old son Bear.

Ex­cit­ingly, that could all be about to change as spec­u­la­tion is rife they’re set to re­veal all in an in­ter­view with UK Vogue magazine – af­ter Liam was pic­tured hang­ing out with the iconic glossy’s new ed­i­tor, Ed­ward En­nin­ful. Af­ter at­tend­ing a Lon­don Fash­ion Week event, the for­mer One Di­rec­tion star posted a pic­ture with Ed­ward on In­sta­gram, writ­ing, “Great to meet @ed­ward_en­nin­ful. All the best as new Ed­i­tor-in-chief @Bri­tishvogue.”

His post sent the ru­mour mill into over­drive, with many pre­dict­ing he and Chezza will ce­ment their sta­tus as a power cou­ple by do­ing a joint cover and in­ter­view with the pres­ti­gious pub­li­ca­tion.

Ch­eryl has ap­peared on the cover twice be­fore, in 2009 and 2010, and we’re told that both she and Liam are huge Vogue fans. “It’s a magazine they both love and re­spect, and get­ting a cover is al­ways an hon­our – only top A-lis­ters get them,” an in­sider tells heat. “Noth­ing has been de­cided yet, but they have had of­fers com­ing in from ab­so­lutely ev­ery­where since they got to­gether, es­pe­cially since the ar­rival of Bear. They’ve turned down so much – it has to be the right thing for them.”

The cou­ple have been very care­ful to pro­tect their son’s pri­vacy and have, so far, only re­leased a cou­ple of pic­tures of him, tak­ing care not to show his face. How­ever, with Vogue’s rep­u­ta­tion of working with the best pho­tog­ra­phers, de­sign­ers and stylists, the cou­ple would be as­sured of an artis­tic and beau­ti­ful shoot, where they could have full con­trol of the fi­nal pic­tures. If they did in­volve Bear, he could be pho­tographed in a way that wouldn’t re­veal his face, as the cou­ple do when they put pics of him on so­cial media. Although, who wouldn’t se­cretly be hop­ing for Bear in all his (no doubt) adorable glory?

And they wouldn’t be the first A-lis­ters to ap­pear in Vogue with their child. When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West opened up about their re­la­tion­ship in the Amer­i­can edi­tion in 2014, daugh­ter North took cen­tre stage in the shoot and it pro­duced the first of­fi­cial pic­tures of them as a fam­ily.

Other power cou­ples to bag them­selves a Vogue cover in­clude

David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, Richard Gere and Cindy Craw­ford and, most re­cently, Liam’s old band­mate Zayn Ma­lik and his girl­friend Gigi Ha­did. So, if Chiam want to take their show­biz sta­tus to the next level, this would be per­fect for them.

“Vogue are no­to­ri­ously picky about who they have on their cover,” says the in­sider. “They nor­mally only have su­per­mod­els, but they will make an ex­cep­tion for big-name celebri­ties and cou­ples, as they know they will bring a lot more at­ten­tion and cov­er­age, which re­sult in bet­ter sales.”

And, as heat has told you be­fore, Liam and Ch­eryl look up to the likes of the Beck­hams and how they’ve man­aged to be­come so suc­cess­ful by us­ing their per­sonal lives to pro­mote their busi­nesses. “Both Ch­eryl and Liam ad­mire David and Vic­to­ria and the way they’ve han­dled their fame, built up a multi-mil­lion­pound brand and have a happy home life,” our source says. “Ul­ti­mately, that’s ex­actly what they as­pire to be.”

If the Vogue cover does hap­pen, it will be a hat-trick for Chezza. In 2009, she did her first tell-all in­ter­view with the pub­li­ca­tion af­ter she’d taken back first hus­band Ashley Cole, fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions he had cheated. In the can­did chat, she said of the sit­u­a­tion, “It was hor­ren­dous. Look, Ashley’s young, and he’s

‘Vogue is no­to­ri­ously picky about its cover stars’

got a young men­tal­ity for his age, any­way. He’s learn­ing. He has a beau­ti­ful soul, he’s a re­ally nice guy, and I’m not stupid, you know — I’m re­ally not. I know what I’m do­ing.”

And in 2010, she was back on the cover af­ter the cou­ple split for good, say­ing, “I’ve got to take ev­ery­thing that’s hap­pened and learn from it. I ac­cept that it’s a chap­ter of my life that’s fin­ished. And I’ve just got to be grate­ful that I’ve got so many good things go­ing on. I have. And there’s no small chil­dren, you know?”

But now she does have a baby with Liam, and while she’s de­voted to be­ing a mum, we’re told Ch­eryl is also plan­ning her muchan­tic­i­pated mu­sic come­back, although noth­ing will be out un­til next year. While she’s mostly been off-radar for the past year, do­ing Vogue would up her pro­file at just the right time.

“Ch­eryl is gear­ing up for her big re­turn to the pop world,” our in­sider says. “She’s re­ally ex­cited about it and has al­ready been busy in the stu­dio.” There has also been talk of Chiam working on mu­sic to­gether (which we’re pray­ing does hap­pen), although Liam has played down those ru­mours. “Some­times those things can go a bit cheesy… We’re not go­ing to do a Katie Price and Peter An­dre,” he’s said pre­vi­ously.

Hmmm, it sounds as if he could still be per­suaded on that one – maybe a Vogue cover shoot will change his mind?

Liam and Vogue’s Ed­ward En­nin­ful

Ch­eryl’s pre­vi­ous cov­ers

loved-up selfie op­por­tu­nity

so far, we’ve seen Bear’s fin­gers

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