One Direction Fans Are Concerned About This Liam Payne Theory

As Liam and girlfriend Cheryl become parents, some Directioners worry that he's no longer as close to his bandmates...

We’re completely made up for Cheryl and Liam Payne RN.

The couple have just become parents, with Cheryl, 33, captioning an adorable snap of Liam cradling their newborn on Saturday: ‘On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream.’

See: Celebrities Get Involved With Congratulating Cheryl And Liam Payne

Yup. Straight to the feels.

Since then, many famous faces have taken to social media to congratulate Chiam on their new arrival, with all of Cheryl’s Girls Aloud bandmates speaking out.

But we can’t say the same for One Direction. Despite being active online over the past few days, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson are yet to send their best wishes to Liam, 23.

Even weirder, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that neither Harry nor Niall even follow Liam on Instagram. Eeep.

But while rumours of a ‘feud’ are abounding, we’re pretty sure the boys have just decided to keep their well wishes private. After all, Liam only follows Cheryl on his page.

And Harry’s silence may have something more to do with clashing schedules. Because as the news of Cheryl and Liam’s arrival hit the press, the 23-year-old was also making headlines, announcing the upcoming release of his debut solo single.

See: Harry Styles Had An Odd Reaction To Liam And Cheryl’s Baby News

An advert for his new music aired during The Voice on Saturday night, sending 1D fans (and, er, us) into a total frenzy.

Considering this sort of thing takes months of planning, we’re pretty sure Harry’s solo clash was nothing more than a coincidence. So let’s put these ‘fighting’ rumours to bed, eh?

A massive congratulations to Chiam on the arrival of their son – and Harry on his new project!

Alice Perry