Liam Payne wants to propose to his girlfriend Cheryl as soon as she’s given birth.
The One Direction singer and the 33-year-old pop star have only been dating for under a year but they’re certainly not hanging around as they’re already expecting a child together – believed to be due in early 2017 – and now the hunk is thinking about popping the question in the delivery room after being inspired by the way Cheryl’s best friend Kimberley Walsh’s partner Justin Scott got down on one knee two years ago.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Liam got the idea to propose straight after the birth after finding out that Justin popped the question after the delivery of their first child. It’s given Liam so many ideas. There will definitely be wedding bells sooner than we expected."
However, although they’re no doubt excited for their baby’s impending birth, the ‘I Don’t Care’ hitmaker will have to lean on her family for a while as Liam, 23, has to jet across to Los Angeles next year to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album.
A source said recently: "Liam is doing what he can to make sure he spends as much time as possible with Cheryl before and after the birth, but some commitments can’t be changed. Luckily Cheryl has an incredibly supportive family, who will rally round if they are needed. They will also be helping her and Liam after the birth, as Cheryl is saying she doesn’t want to get a nanny."
The pair are yet to officially confirm their baby news but they set tongues wagging last week when the brunette beauty stepped out at a charity event with a burgeoning baby bump.
Cheryl – who has been married twice to Ashley Cole and Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini – and Liam began dating back in February but first met when the hunk auditioned for ‘The X Factor’ in 2008 when he was just 14.
This will be the second One Direction baby following Liam’s bandmate Louis Tomlinson having son Freddie with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth in January.