Just in time for Mother's Day, Liam and Cheryl announced the arrival of their first child together, last night.
The pair welcomed a baby boy into the world on Wednesday 22nd March, weighing 7lb 9.
Liam posted a picture on his Instagram of him cradling his son.
He wrote '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.
I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!'
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Cheryl also broke the news on her Instagram, sharing the same polaroid snap.
She gushed 'On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.'
The One Direction fandom was shook at the news last night.
I just saw Liam's IG post OMG that cute little baby...CONGRATULATIONS TO LIAM AND CHERYL MAN IM SO HAPPY FOR PAYNO HE'LL MAKE AN AMAZING DAD— ☝🏼☝🏾☝🏿 (@ayakhemissi)
Word on the street is Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole had their baby *cue my death scene*— melissa (@_mabriz)
rip to my dream future with liam— Krista Koors (@kristamarie413)
I HOPE LIAM AND CHERYL BABY HAVE DEEP DIMPLES LIKE CHERYL— stails (@amalsaetre)
Cheryl and Liam having a baby is even more surreal than Louis having a baby.— Marissa (@MarMarDub)
I'M SO SHOOK— Megan :) (@DTDOLANS)
I'm so happy for Liam and Cheryl! On March 22nd they welcomed a healthy baby boy. He is so lucky to have them. 💙👶🏻🎉— 1D Updates ✨ (@WW1DReport)
OMG Liam Payne and Cheryl had their baby! 👶🏻 ahhhhhhh— Marina (@JustMarina)
Cheryl and Liam had a baby boy 😭😭— Lauren Dempsey✨ (@laur_96xo)
We'll keep you posted on this one!