From first kisses to a growing baby bump, Liam Payne and Cheryl have clearly come full circle in their relationship! In wake of the singer’s shocking pregnancy announcement, let’s take a look back at their dating timeline from the day they met.
Well, well, Cheryl, 33, and boyfriend Liam Payne, 23, have certainly come a long way! After months of coyly avoiding the pregnancy rumors, the brunette beauty finally stepped out on Nov. 29 with her baby bump on full display. But where does their love story start? Cheryl and Liam first laid eyes on each other when he was just 14, and it was a super awkward encounter! They met when the One Direction cutie auditioned for the X Factor in 2008. As one of the judges, Cheryl wasn’t totally blown away by Liam’s voice, but she did say this, “I like you, I think you’re really cute.” BOOM!
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Then in 2012, when he joined the world famous boyband group, he locked eyes with Cheryl once again (thanks to the help of Simon Cowell). It was the same year Cheryl announced her divorce from hubby Ashley Cole. What crazy timing! Nothing that exciting happened until 2016, though, when the hunk debuted some rose tattoos on his hand that look similar to Cheryl’s massive butt tattoo. Romance rumors continued to fly as Liam and Cheryl start flirting with each other on social media, publicly calling each other “babe.”
Their relationship was pretty much solidified in Mar. when Liam posted a picture of Cheryl on his Instagram with the caption, “My favorite woman in the world.” From there, they’ve been photographed on romantic dates, and even adopted a puppy together in July! Rumors of a bun in the oven got wind when Cheryl was seen shopping for baby clothes in Sept., and now, we know it’s all true! Liam and Cheryl are expected their first child together!
HollywoodLifers, what’s your favorite moment from the couple’s dating timeline?