Ooh. And it was taken right around the time those 'baby' rumours began, at Nicola Roberts' birthday back in October...
With the rumours swirling around her rumoured pregnancy, at the moment, Cheryl fans are desperate to see new snaps of the star.
It’s no secret that the 33-year-old singer has pretty much been in semi-hiding over the past few months, rejecting the opportunity to promote her new Storm Flower perfume, and steering clear of social media.
But after a few recent sightings of Cheryl out and about at the L’Oreal Paris Gold Obsession party in Paris, as well as on dinner dates with Liam sporting what looks to be a slight bump, all eyes are on the former Girls Aloud star.
And now, fans have been going crazy over a new snap shared by close pal Nicola Hughes on Instagram, which shows a beaming Cheryl sitting at the table for Nicola’s birthday dinner.
In the image, we can see fellow Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberly Walsh and Nicola Roberts, as well as Chezza herself, sitting in the corner cuddling boyfriend Liam Payne’s puppy Parker.
And comments quickly flooded in for Nicola after posting the image, with one Cheryl fan writing: ‘Why has Parker got the best seat in the house?’.
‘Wait, is Cheryl holding Parker?! ??’, another posted.
The new photo, which was taken back at the start of October around Nicola’s birthday, comes after Liam revealed he would be jetting off to LA to work on his solo album.
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Sharing a selfie, Liam wrote: ‘Good to be back in LA …writing trip two wish me luck’.
In fact, Twitter went a little crazy yesterday when Liam announced he had been signed to Republic Records, and #congratsLiam started trending.
Understandably, some 1D fans got the wrong end of the stick and thought they were congratulating the singer on something else… And so the tweets ensued.
‘Who thought this was a baby announcement #congratsliam,’ one read.
‘#congratsliam I had a little heart attack because i thought this hashtag confirm that Liam will be a dad’, read another. Whilst a third fan tweeted: ‘I saw #congratsliam trending and I almost choked bc I thought it had to do with him and cheryl [sic].’