According to sources, Liam Payne has been asking pal Louis Tomlinson about fatherhood... Ooh

News that will send Directioners around the world into a frenzy – could Liam Payne and Cheryl be having their first baby?!

The X Factor pair have been keeping themselves to themselves recently – after their relationship hit the headlines back in February they’ve done a pretty good job of laying low. But this hasn’t gone unnoticed by many eagle-eyed fans, who’ve been busy speculating whether this could mean the two of them are about to become parents…

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According to CelebsNow, the One Direction star Liam, 23, has been asking bandmate, Louis Tomlinson, 24, A LOT of questions about being a dad, so much so that even Louis is getting a little suspicious. Ooh.

Louis was the first Directioner to become a father back in January, when him and his ex-girlfriend,
Briana Jungwirth, welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Freddie. And apparently Liam has taken quite the interest in his pal, with a friend of the star reportedly saying: “Liam’s been overly keen in asking Louis lots of baby-related questions lately.

“Even Louis thought it was strange and asked him if Cheryl was pregnant. Liam ducked the question, but it left Louis a little surprised that he was being quizzed so much about it.”

Cheryl’s close friend and former X Factor boss, Simon Cowell also sparked baby rumours earlier this year when he said he thought Cheryl would be “an amazing mum.”

The music mogul went on: “I’ve seen her with my son Eric and other kids over the years and she’s incredible. I think she’s in a good place in her life right now. I had dinner with her and Liam a few months ago and they were great.”

The pop stars have been dating for nine months and both of them seem seriously loved up, with Liam recently gushing on International Women’s Day that Cheryl was his “favourite woman”. Aww.

Despite Cheryl and Liam not making any announcements about babies just yet, we think our favourite showbiz couple are going to make great parents!