‘I Was Born To Be A Mum!’

Her ap­pear­ance in Paris had ev­ery­one talk­ing and Look can re­veal Ch­eryl’s been lean­ing on a cer­tain A-lister for ad­vice …

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How happy does Ch­eryl look? Glowing, the 33-year-old singer was the cen­tre of at­ten­tion at the L’oréal Paris Gold Ob­ses­sion Party in Paris last week, where she ap­peared to be show­ing off a hint of bump af­ter five weeks in hid­ing. And it meant that book­mak­ers stopped tak­ing bets on her and Liam Payne making a big an­nounce­ment.

‘We no longer think it’s a vi­able mar­ket to bet on as the pic­tures seem to sug­gest a baby is on the way,’ says Wil­liam Hill’s Joe Crilly.

Ch­eryl’s been at the cen­tre of baby talk ever since she made her first public ap­pear­ance with Liam at Eva Lon­go­ria’s Global Gift Gala at Paris’s Four Sea­sons Ho­tel back in May, when fans freaked out on Twit­ter af­ter spot­ting what seemed to be a tiny bump around her stom­ach, fol­lowed by her ab­sence at sev­eral sum­mer par­ties. Then last week her mum Joan Cal­laghan was seen buy­ing a birthing pil­low at Moth­er­care, prompt­ing yet more ru­mours. But there’s still been no of­fi­cial con­fir­ma­tion.

In­stead, Ch­eryl has sus­pended com­ments on her In­sta­gram ac­count in an ap­par­ent at­tempt to fend off the fans de­mand­ing to know if she’s ex­pect­ing 23-year-old Liam’s baby – a move seem­ingly prompted by a mega-a-list mum who she’s turned to for ad­vice.

At the Paris event last week, Ch­eryl bumped into model and mum of one Lara Stone, who split with hus­band David Wal­liams last year. ‘They’ve met pre­vi­ously but they were get­ting on re­ally well this time,’ says our in­sider. ‘Ch­eryl sym­pa­thised with Lara about go­ing through a split in the spot­light and Lara was dish­ing out tips about moth­er­hood and the way the body changes in preg­nancy.’

Ch­eryl, who’s pre­vi­ously stated: ‘I was born to be a mum,’ has been open about her body in­se­cu­ri­ties in the past and there’s no deny­ing that she looks so much health­ier than her pre-x Fac­tor 2015 fig­ure, when fans were wor­ried about her ‘skele­tal’ shape. It later tran­spired she was deal­ing with a painful split from Jean-bernard Fer­nan­dez-versini af­ter just 18 months of mar­riage.

Lara would also be a useful per­son for Ch­eryl to talk to about how a child might po­ten­tially af­fect her ca­reer, which she takes se­ri­ously. ‘Lara ad­mit­ted to hav­ing huge self­doubt dur­ing her preg­nancy with Al­fie as she con­vinced her­self she’d never work again,’ adds another pal.

The pair do oddly have one par­tic­u­lar thing in com­mon – they both love the name Al­fie. In a pre­vi­ous in­ter­view, Ch­eryl con­fessed: ‘I’m ob­sessed with ba­bies. Of course I’ve thought about baby names a mil­lion times.

Hid­ing a bump? Ch­eryl was spot­ted in Paris last week with a fuller fig­ure

Ch­eryl and Liam look­ing loved-up back in May

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