Liam Payne Leaves ‘Pregnant’ Cheryl At Home To Fly To LA

The 23-year-old is heading back to work - and it doesn't seem as though his and Cheryl's 'baby' will be appearing anytime soon...

After a romantic Christmas with his girlfriend Cheryl, Liam Payne has jetted back to LA to work on his debut album.

The 23-year-old singer was snapped arriving at LAX yesterday. And with a smile on his face, he looked happy and relaxed after a few weeks off.

See: Will.i.am Talks About Cheryl’s ‘Bad Relationships’ And Liam Payne

Liam announced that he’d signed a solo deal in October, writing on Instagram: ‘Very happy to have signed to my new record label Capitol Records. They have such an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps.’

It looks as though his record is coming close to completion, so we’re very excited to see what he has to offer.

But the fact that he’s in the States does appear to rule one thing out – Cheryl welcoming their ‘baby’ in the imminent future.

Cheryl and Liam Payne

Cheryl and Liam Payne are ‘expecting’ a baby together

With rumours flying about the 33-year-old’s ‘pregnancy’ for months now, some were convinced that she was almost ready to become a mum.

See: Has Cheryl Already Given Birth To Her And Liam Payne’s Baby?

In fact, a few even believed that she’d ALREADY given birth.

Some people are sure Cheryl has already given birth

One confident fan Tweeted: ‘Cheryl has had a baby girl… congrats @cherylofficial,’ while another asked: ‘Has Cheryl already had the baby?!’

However, we’re pretty sure Liam will want to be in the UK to see his firstborn enter the world.

Whatever the case, it’s clear that Chiam are well and truly loved-up right now. Chezza hinted that she was feeling positive about 2017 on New Year’s Eve, when she Tweeted: ‘For 2017 I wish for you to live, love, laugh and learn 🙌🏼 wishing you all happiness health & prosperity ❤️😁🎉 #HAPPYNEWYEAR #2017.’

Merry Christmas 🎄 🎁 from our families to yours 🎅🏼 Hope you've had a great day 🎉

A photo posted by Cheryl (@cherylofficial) on

The couple also spent Christmas together, with Cheryl captioning a cute festive selfie of them together: ‘Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 from our families to yours 🎅🏼 Hope you’ve had a great day 🎉.’

Aw. Baby or no baby, we reckon 2017 is going to be a special one for both of them.