Cheryl: Summer Engagement, Winter Baby?
Following more speculation that Cheryl might be pregnant with Liam Payne’s baby, Look has learnt she does have some good news to share…
As Cheryl stepped onto the red carpet at a fashion event last week, one hand carefully placed on her stomach, the rumour mill went into overdrive once again. Yep, for the second time in just a month people started to speculate that she’s pregnant with One Direction singer Liam Payne’s baby – she was first spotted with what appeared to be a bump at the Global Gift Gala in Paris two weeks earlier.
But while the 32-year-old star is yet to confirm – or deny – that she is expecting, Look has learnt that she does have some happy news to share, as she and Liam are planning on getting engaged. A source says: ‘Cheryl has no reason to draw out a long relationship with Liam because she knows what she wants by this stage of her life. And more than anything they both want to make the whole thing official and start planning a proper future as a married couple.’
According to our insiders, the happy couple would like to announce their plans to get married by the end of the summer – as soon as her divorce to Jean-bernard Fernandez-versini is finalised. As Look revealed last week, Cheryl’s trying to push through proceedings as quickly as possible, and the pair – who’d reportedly been at loggerheads since their split in December – have finally reached an agreement. Insiders say that the only thing left is to sign the papers and they will both be free to move on properly.
And while some friends have apparently questioned Cheryl’s willingness to enter into a third marriage so quickly after the failure of her second, the former X Factor judge is said to be really excited about her plans. ‘Everyone thought that Cheryl would be totally against marriage and making such a massive commitment to someone after her previous two failed,’ says a source. ‘But, surprisingly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Plus she feels that if she and Liam are going to have a family, she’d like to be married first. It could be a case of summer engagement, winter baby.’
Cheryl’s first marriage to footballer Ashley Cole ended in 2010 after just four years. It was reported at the time that he had cheated on her with several different women. In an interview last year she revealed that during that period she had: ‘coped in public and crumbled in private’. She’s previously said: ‘I was borderline. I was walking crazyville. I had no fire in me belly. I didn’t feel passionate any more, just a bit dead. Getting out of bed was difficult.’
Then in July 2014 she shocked the world when she announced her surprise marriage to JB after three months together – they split 18 months later. A friend says: ‘Cheryl’s keen to make it clear to those closest to her that she believes in marriage more than ever and won’t let anything destroy her chances of getting hitched again. She’s always believed in love, no matter what she’s been through.’
And our sources say that she and Liam, 22, have even started making plans for their dream wedding: ‘This time around she’d love the idea of getting married in a castle. She wants a beautiful setting for all of her friends and family but she won’t be inviting loads of celebrities.’ We can come though, right…? Cheryl?
‘They both wa n T To plan a proper future as a couple’
The couple are said to be getting engaged