Liam Payne, Cheryl Cole pregnancy news: Payne and Cole step out in public, showing growing baby bump

For months, One Direction member Liam Payne and his girlfriend, former "X Factor" judge Cheryl Cole, have been rumored to be expecting a child. Recently, the rumors have been laid to rest. When the couple stepped out in public, Cole's showing baby bump confirmed the rumors.

(REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)Pop singer, X Factor judge Cheryl Cole steps out recently confirming pregnancy rumors.

The couple went out last Tuesday, Nov. 29, to attend the St. James Christmas Carol Concert in London. The pair were swarmed by paparazzi and fans. The event was where the "X Factor" judge first flashed her growing baby bump to the public. According to news, the 33-year-old pop singer was wearing a body-hugging olive green knit dress. With her choice of outfit, it seems pretty clear that she wasn't even trying to hide her bump.

The 23-year-old boy band member wore an all-black ensemble. E! News reported that the father-to-be was very attentive to his girlfriend. At some point, he often walked behind Cole, carefully placing his hand behind her back. Reports say that the pop singer is now in her second trimester. The pair have not officially spoken about the pregnancy.

For the uninitiated, the pair started dating in February this year, but they made their relationship public three months later when they both attended a charity gala.

E! News noted that the rumors started last September, when Cole's mother was spotted buying pregnancy products. Prior to her public appearance at the Christmas Concert, whenever Cole was spotted in public, she was either wearing oversized sweaters or dresses. Thus, causing Directioners from all around the world to rant and vent out their feelings on Twitter.

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Payne will be the second One Direction member to have a child. To note, Louis Tomlinson and his ex Briana Jungwirth welcomed their first child, Freddie, in January.

More news and updates on Liam Payne and Cheryl's Cole's first child should be revealed soon.

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