Play dates with Blue Ivy and North West are probably already scheduled.

If rumour mills are to be believed, One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne and singer Cheryl Cole are expecting a baby. Liam shared a photo on Instagram of himself and Cheryl wearing mud face masks with the caption, "I miss you! If that wasn't enough to get tongues wagging, a source recently told Now magazine, "Cheryl's never been more determined to have a baby.

In a statement on her Facebook page early today Cole wrote: “I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news... We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together.” The 31-year-old posted a close-up picture of her wedding ring alongside the statement.

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Cole launched her solo career in October 2009 when she released her debut album "3 Words".

Even the most ardent Cheryl Cole fan had to admit that there was something a little fishy about her recent nuptials, but that’s the trouble when your entire life becomes one long media narrative. And when they don’t trust you, you start to invite some of the strangest speculation… Certain cynical elements of the press thought this wedding was nothing more than a promotional gimmick.

She came second in 2010's seventh season, with her finalist Rebecca Ferguson losing out to Matt Cardle.

This was also the year One Direction were formed and competed on the X Factor, ultimately placing third.Technically, it’s two surprising announcements as “I usually do not discuss my private life” is every bit as unexpected as the part about her secret marriage. Admittedly, the timing was pretty fortunate – what with Cheryl having a new single to shill, a new fragrance for sale, a forthcoming album and a stint on to prep for.The language doesn’t sound particularly passionate either.It was no Beyoncé-rubbing-her-belly-onstage-at-the-VMAs, but it was a move that did the trick, proving that we have another One Direction dad on our hands. How long have the baby rumors been spinning around the World Wide Web like that cow in 2008: Liam auditioned for the U.K.'s X Factor for the first time at the age of 14 with Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To the Moon" He doesn't make it, but returns to the show in 2010.Cole was born in Newcastle, upon Tyneside, in 1983.