One Direction's Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole welcome baby son

goss 26/03/2017

Another One Direction member is officially a dad, with Liam and girlfriend and former X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole welcoming their first child.

The 23-year-old, who is currently on hiatus from One Direction, was photographed by his 33-year-old partner cuddling their new bundle of joy.

“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,” Liam wrote.

Cheryl Cole posted the same photo and wrote her own loving caption about becoming a new mum.

"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."