Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne Are the Proud Parents of a Baby Boy
Musicians Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne had fans totally freaking over the announcement that they were expecting back in November, and pandemonium is likely about to strike again, as the couple has taken to Instagram to announce the birth of their brand new baby boy.
Cole posted an awe-worthy shot of 23-year-old Payne holding their little man, revealing that though he was born three days prior, the babe still doesn’t have a name. “On Wednesday, March 22, Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lbs., 9oz, and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name, he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival.”
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On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever 💙
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The 33-year-old UK singer also wished all the moms around the world a Happy Mother’s Day (the country celebrates the holiday on March 26), saying, it’s “A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.”
Former One Direction group member Payne shared the same photo over on his own account, gushing over his new son and baby momma. “My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless…wow! I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory I have so far,” he wrote. “I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true. We haven’t named him yet, but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!”
Considering the couple’s secretive past (they never officially confirmed they were expecting, despite her obvious baby bump), it’s possible they’re simply keeping the name under wraps for now, but we’re sure they’ll choose something that reflects their European savvy either way.
Congratulations, you two!
What do you think the couple should name their sweet babe? Cast your vote over @BritandCo.
(h/t E!, photos via Mark Milan, Venturelli/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!