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

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