Cheryl and One Direction star Liam Payne announce birth of first son

Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl and her partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame have announced the birth of their first child. An overjoyed Cheryl, 33, published a picture of Liam holding the baby on Instagram on Saturday night. Cheryl said that their son was born on Wednesday and had not been named. She wrote: “On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. She said “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.”

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.

Payne said on Instagram

Payne, who is now also a solo artist, said he was incredibly happy and posted a photo of himself with the baby. “My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless…wow!” Payne wrote in his Instagram photo’s caption. “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 favourite memory I have so far.” The couple had kept details of the pregnancy private, but Cheryl had been photographed numerous times with a prominent baby bump.