The One Direction singer's family are ecstatic that he's now daddy to a little boy
It’s an incredibly happy time for Cheryl and Liam Payne’s family RN.
The couple announced that they’d welcomed their first child on Saturday, both uploading an adorable Instagram snap of Liam, 23, cradling his newborn son.
Liam had captioned his version of the image: ‘My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow! 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. 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. We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!’
On her page, 33-year-old Cheryl 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. 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. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.’
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Of course, fans were quick to send their congratulations. Comments included: ‘You guys are gonna be amazing parents 💙,’ and: ‘So happy for you @cherylofficial you deserve some happiness 💙💙its the best feeling in the world being a mummy xx [sic].’
But their loved were also keen to speak out on social media. Liam’s older sister Ruth Gibbins Tweeted yesterday: ‘Happy first mothers day @CherylOfficial 💙 eeek i just love him xxx.’
His eldest sibling Nicola suggested that she’d already been to visit her new nephew, posting: ‘What a lovely day today has been!!! I honestly didn’t know love at first sight until today. Xx.’
How adorable?! We’re sending all our love to Chiam and their clan at this exciting time.