Niall Horan Opens Up About Cheryl And Liam Payne’s Son Bear

'She’s a lovely girl, he’s a lovely guy and now they’ve got a baby and it’s great'

Niall Horan has opened up about his One Direction bandmate Liam Payne becoming a dad.

The 23-year-old singer is clearly delighted for Liam – and definitely has a soft spot for his girlfriend Cheryl.

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Cheryl and Liam Payne

Cheryl and Liam Payne became parents on 22 March

In a podcast with The Sun, Niall says: ‘I was happy for him. She’s one of the most beautiful women in the country so he did well, he did well there as far as I’m concerned.

‘She’s a lovely girl, he’s a lovely guy and now they’ve got a baby and it’s great.’

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Aw. Liam, 23, and 33-year-old Chezza became parents on 22 March, to a little boy named Bear.

The news was first announced on Instagram, with Liam captioning an adorable snap of himself cradling his son: ‘My close friends and family know there are very few times when I’m left speechless… wow!

‘I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. ‘

But unfortunately, Niall – who released solo single Slow Hands yesterday – hasn’t had the chance to meet the little one just yet.

He continues: ‘I have my presents ready! I actually text Liam the other day. I was going to see him last Friday, then he’s in America, then when I leave this week he comes back here and I just keep missing him.

‘I go away to do some promo and when I get back, [seeing the baby] is probably the first thing I’ll do when I get back. The child will be two months old by then!’

Aw. It’ll be worth the wait, Niall!