Cheryl and Liam Payne have welcomed a new addition to their family, a adorable puppy. The pair, who are said to be living together in Liam’s LA mansion, have been dating since earlier this year, after first meeting during Liam’s time on ‘The X Factor’ in 2010.

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Posting a photo of Liam lying on the sofa with the new puppy on Instagram, Cheryl wrote: "Our new family member, he is beyond cute. The dog is adorable too  @toosmallforteacups thank you.” Abbie Sisson, who helped find the puppy its new home, also expressed her excitement on Instagram.

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“Both my little chocolate drops have now gone to their new loving and wonderful homes once again with such lovely people @cherylofficial,” she wrote. Cheryl and Liam already shared their home with three dogs, Liam's Great Dane, Watson, and Cheryl's chihuahuas Coco and Buster.

Last week the couple celebrated Cheryl’s 33d birthday, with Liam giving his girlfriend a very special gift. Instead of splashing out on diamonds, Liam reportedly donated the the money he would have spent on her gift to her charitable foundation, Cheryl’s Trust.

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A source told MailOnline “She was over the moon, she thought it was a really lovely gesture. She's already got everything she needs.” Cheryl’s Trust was founded by the singer last year to help transform the lives of young people living in the North East of England.