It seems we can all stop wondering now – Liam Payne and Cheryl all but confirmed that they’re expecting their first child together when they stepped out in London this week for a carol concert, with the former ‘X Factor’ judge sporting a rather unmistakable bump.

After many months of speculation as to whether the 33 year ex-Girls Aloud star is pregnant, pictures taken of the pair as they left the charity-based St. James Carol Concert in London hand-in-hand on Tuesday evening (November 29th) seemingly put all that to bed.

Liam Payne CherylLiam Payne and Cheryl have refused to address months-long speculation that they're expecting a baby together

Neither Cheryl nor One Direction star Liam, ten years her junior, have responded to any of the rumours and haven’t given any official comment either way.

However, a source additionally told E! News and other outlets that Cheryl is indeed expecting and is in her second trimester. She is said to have confirmed her pregnancy to close friends and family, but is not yet prepared to announce it to the world at large.

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The Sun’s celebrity journalist Dan Wootton appeared on ‘Lorraine’ the following morning and repeated substantially the same thing.

“Cheryl’s told close friends and family. I think everyone knows the battles she’s gone through in her personal life, the fact she so desperately wanted this for so many years, and it didn’t come. She’s totally ecstatic, happy… apparently she's been very open with friends and family.”

Just over a month ago, the singer put her lengthy divorce from her second husband, French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, formally behind her in a brief court hearing over a year after they separated. Previously, Cheryl had been married to English professional footballer Ashley Cole.

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