CHERYL & LIAM: ARE THEY ENGAGED?
They’ve been together less than a year, but it’s all moving very fast for Cheryl and Liam…
When Cheryl stepped out with Liam Payne at London’s Nobu restaurant last week, we were more than excited to see the couple together after nearly a month apart.
And what a month. While Cheryl attended the L’oréal Paris Gold Obsession Party in Paris on 2 October sporting what looked like a growing bump, Liam was in LA recording new music. And absence clearly makes the heart grow fonder, as Look can reveal Chezza has something new on her mind – she’s busy planning a ‘commitment ceremony’ after Liam reportedly sprung a proposal on her… of sorts.
Yep, the One Direction star, 23, has apparently popped the question to Cheryl, 33, following his trip to LA and it’s understood he even stuck to tradition by asking her father whether he approved first.
‘Liam wants Cheryl to know how dedicated he is to her and to them being a family,’ an insider tells Look. ‘It prompted him to ask her dad Garry [Tweedy]’s permission during a secret meet-up in Newcastle’
Cheryl’s mum Joan Callaghan was spotted shopping for pregnancy items in Mothercare last month, while last week it was revealed bookmakers have suspended betting on whether Cheryl is pregnant, only fuelling speculation that she and Liam are in fact expecting their first child. While there’s been no official word on the matter, Cheryl’s said to be pressing ahead with plans to cement her future with Liam.
The spanner in the works is the fact that Cheryl is still in the process of divorcing her second husband Jean-bernard Fernandez-versini, which means she can’t legally tie the knot with Liam just yet.
‘Cheryl is desperate to plan a commitment ceremony with Liam instead,’ says our source. ‘They want an “unofficial wedding” of sorts to show their devotion to one another in front of family and friends.’
Earlier this month, sources told Look that the former Girls Aloud star was already sorting a nursery for any impending arrivals, decorating and kitting it out with the best new furniture, with the help from A-list mates such as Khloé Kardashian and best friend Kimberley Walsh, who last week admitted: ‘Cheryl will be a brilliant mum.’
And as Liam jetted back out of London last week (talk about a pit stop!), insiders say Cheryl is already starting to plan their low-key ‘nuptials’.
‘She’s putting calls in to a wedding planner and asking her stylist to source wedding gowns,’ says our source.
There’s no fear of Cheryl turning into a bridezilla – she could wear a bin bag and still look stunning…
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