Liam Payne has shared the first picture of his son Bear since his arrival back in March.
The One Direction star, 23, took to Instagram to share the adorable snap of himself and the three-month-old sitting together and wearing matching shoes, accompanying it with the caption: ‘Like father like son.’
Liam’s 13.6 million followers were thrilled to get a rare glimpse of the tot, whom he shares with partner Cheryl, who has also not posted any photographs of Bear since his birth.
‘You could tell he couldn’t sit still because of his lil baby hands, but look at the lil baby feet!! Babies’ one exclaimed, whilst a second added: ‘Incredibly adorable. Enjoy every moment!’
Another commenter noted Bear’s animal print onesie, writing: ‘He has 🐻 on his outfit so cute! Hope Cheryl is well 😊’
Cheryl has largely remained out of the public eye since she welcomed Bear, but Liam has given several interviews about his life as a new father.
During an interview on an American radio station at the beginning of May, he explained the story behind the baby’s unusual name, admitting that it had mostly been Cheryl’s decision.
‘The reason she chose Bear in the end was because Bear is a name that when you leave a room you won’t forget,’ he told the show’s hosts. ‘And I like that. When I look at him he is Bear.’
‘To be honest at first I wasn’t having it, I didn’t understand it and I wasn’t sure. Now I look at him and he is Bear. It’s mad.’
The only other image of Bear that either Liam or Cheryl shared is the one that they both posted to announce his birth, of Liam cradling the newborn in his arms.
‘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,’ he said at the time.