Cheryl Cole finally confirmed her pregnancy after she was pictured looking positively glowing in a campaign shoot for The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris’ collaboration.
She joined Dame Helen Mirren and Katie Piper amongst others to launch the three-year campaign called All Worth It, which aims to help raise the confidence of 10,000 young people across the UK who are struggling with self-doubt.
Cradling her now blossoming bump, Cheryl looked happy and content in a figure-hugging black dress in the promo shot for the campaign. She said: ‘As a long-standing supporter of The Prince’s Trust and spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris I am so happy to support this partnership.
‘Young people are currently facing more and more problems with self-confidence and we have to address these issues as a real priority.
‘My hope is that this partnership will help young people feel accepted and valued for who they are and make sure that they get the support they need to make the most out of life.’
The brands also later released a video for the partnership, which featured a relaxed looking Cheryl showing off her bump in a range of poses.
Images: L’Oreal/The Prince’s Trust
The mum to be was previously spotted alongside her One Direction boyfriend, 23, at the St James Christmas Carol Concert in London in November, wearing a tight knitted dress with her figure on full display.
Even though the couple were yet to officially announce any pregnancy news at this stage, some celebrities couldn’t wait to send their congratulations.
The X Factor’s Rylan Clark-Neal shared the pictures of a glowing Cheryl on Twitter, writing ‘YEEAAHHH!!!’. TV presenter Lorraine Kelley shared a tweet saying ‘Cheryl is positively blooming’, while she added: ‘she sure does and very happy too’ in response to journalist Dan Wootton’s tweet about the news.
The Only Way is Essex stars Frankie Essex and Danielle Armstrong also sent their best wishes, with Frankie writing: ‘Awwww @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne.’
Danielle tweeted: ‘So excited for @CherylOfficial and @Liam..Cheryl will be an amazing mummy she deserves her happy ending X’
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid sent their congratulations on Good Morning Britain. Piers said ‘Congratulations Cheryl, but if you’re watching this, you can’t be a kidder. You’re pregnant, get on with announcing it. We are very happy for you.’
The Girls Aloud star faced a series of pregnancy rumours throughout earlier months months, after fans first claimed she had a slightly fuller face while starring in an advert for L’Oreal.
Speculation about the singer’s rumoured pregnancy escalated after the star stepped out at Paris fashion week, with what fans thought looked like the beginning of a baby bump. Cheryl’s mum, Joan Callaghan, was also reportedly spotted buying pregnancy pillows in Mothercare in September, which led many to believe Cheryl was expecting.
Cheryl and Liam first met on the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, when Cheryl was a judge and Liam was a contestant with boy band One Direction.
The couple then began dating in January 2016, after Cheryl split from her second husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Cheryl and Liam have kept pretty quiet about their relationship, but have been known to share pictures of each other on their social media accounts.
Earlier this year, the stunning singer posted a snap of Liam to her Instagram account, showing him with their new family member – a puppy! She captioned the photo:
Back in June, a source close to the pair told the Mail Online that Cheryl and Liam were ready to start a family after just six months together. ‘It’s very serious now between Cheryl and Liam and they have been talking among close friends about starting a family.’
‘She’s content and while they’re in the honeymoon period, this feels like a connection for the future.’
A source close to Cheryl added: ‘Her dream is to become a mum’.
No doubt Cheryl will also have friend and former band mate Kimberly Walsh on hand with some pregnancy advice. Kimberly, who is currently expecting her second child, previously hinted that Cheryl was already a mum-to-be.
Opening up about her friend, Kimberly told the Mirror: ‘She’s really happy right now. And she’ll be a brilliant mum. She has loads of nieces and nephews, so she’s used to the madness of children.
‘Both she and Nicola are naturally good with kids.’