So sweet — One Direction member Liam Payne is now a dad!
The pop star and his girlfriend — fellow pop singer Cheryl Cole — welcomed their first child together earlier this week, and it’s a boy! The couple took to social media on Mother’s Day UK to share the exciting news with a photo of Liam holding his newborn son.
“My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!” the 23-year-old wrote in the caption on Instagram. “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.”
“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,” he continued to gush. “We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed.”
The couple has been dating since February 2015 and even though they never confirmed their pregnancy, it was hard to deny rumors after Cheryl was photographed sporting a rather large baby bump while on a date with Liam to the St. James Christmas Carol Concert in London last November.
Cheryl, 33, also shared the same photo of her boyfriend holding their baby boy and she announced that she gave birth to their son on Wednesday, March 22 and he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
“Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts,” she wrote in her caption. “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.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Cheryl and Liam’s cutest moments as a couple!