The 23-year-old is missing his lady while recording in LA...

Aw. Could Cheryl and Liam Payne be any cuter?!

The couple have been spending some time apart recently, while ex-One Direction singer Liam, 23, is in the studio in LA.

But it seems he’s pining for his lady, as he shared a cute throwback photo of them to his Instagram page yesterday.

The view from the office today👌🏼🏞 #views

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on

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The snap showed them cuddling up with matching face masks on. They looked super-cosy, with Chezza decked out in what appeared to be a fluffy dressing gown and Liam in a hoodie.

He’d captioned the picture: ‘I miss you!…the things you make me do🤓😋 home soon!’

SO adorable. Fans agreed, with comments including: ‘Awwwww <3,’ ‘You guys are so cute!’ and: ‘#relationshipgoals.’

I miss you!…the things you make me do🤓😋 home soon!

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on

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But is there a reason why Liam’s so excited to see his girlfriend?

Well, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few week, you’ll have heard those rumours about Cheryl’s ‘pregnancy’.

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Liam Payne has added fuel to the baby rumours fire by updating his Twitter bio

Last week, Liam changed his Twitter biography to ‘luckiest man in the world’, prompting fans to wildly speculate that the pair are expecting a baby.

This came as Cheryl’s been promoting her new StormFlower Platinum fragrance and stars in the new L’Oréal advert, where she’s been praised for her glowing skin and healthy appearance.

So is a bubba on the cards? Yes, say our sources.

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Cheryl and Liam Payne have sparked some very exciting rumours…

‘Cheryl and Liam want to start a new chapter in their relationship next year,’ says a pal. ‘They have huge plans, plus they’ve been looking at places to live in the US. They both have plenty of connections in the music business over there so it makes perfect sense.’

Neither have confirmed the news themselves. But that would be one gorgeous bubba.