Was Liam Payne Missing From Cheryl’s Birthday Party?

It was a special day for Cheryl yesterday… it was her 33rd birthday!

Of course, the singer was keen to mark this special occasion. So she headed out with loved ones including ex-Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts.

Nicola, 30, shared a pretty Instagram snap of herself with Chezza and blogger Lily England, writing the caption: ‘Happiest Birthday to Bel.. Love you so much @cherylofficial @iamlil.’

> Nicola Roberts helped Cheryl celebrate her birthday last night


Lily posted the same shot, adding: ‘Girls, girls, girls #happybirthdayCheryl.’

It’s safe to say that the trio were looking ah-mazing, working co-ordinated black and navy outfits and a series of perfectly blow-dried ‘dos.

See: Cheryl Reacts To Kimberley Walsh’s Exciting News

> Nicola Roberts and Lily England marked Chezza’s big day



Kimberley, 34 – who announced this week that she and husband Justin Scott are expecting their second child – also got in on the Insta action.

She showed us some very tasty-looking puddings, telling fans: ‘#birthdaydesserts #happybirthdaychezza.’

It certainly sounds as though Cheryl had a good birthday. She later Tweeted: ‘Thank you so much for all of my lovely birthday wishes. I had such a lovely day.’

> Um. *How* good do these desserts look…?!


But some fans couldn’t help noticing that someone seemed to be missing from proceedings… her boyfriend Liam Payne.

Yep. Liam didn’t appear in her friends’ social media posts, and he also failed to mention the date on his Twitter and Instagram pages. Hmmm…

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> Liam Payne appeared to be absent from the celebrations



But don’t worry! It turns out Liam DID join his lady, although he kept things fairly low-key.

The couple were pictured arriving at London restaurant Coya together. And they looked totally smitten, with Liam keeping his hand tenderly on her back as they made their way into the eatery.

Aw. Belated best wishes, Cheryl!