There has never been a pregnancy so shrouded in secret, yet while Cheryl and Liam Payne are keeping shtum, fans are going wild on social media.
Has she already given birth? Is she in labour yet? Is she really having twins? Okay, so we made that last one up – but it is a celeb trend at the moment.
On Wednesday, fans of Chiam began tweeting about a ‘leaked document’, which apparently claimed the couple would officially announce their child’s birth ‘in their own time’.
Snippets of the ‘document’ started appearing online, with suggestions that Chez and Liam will confirm the tot’s arrival “within a reasonable period of time” of leaving hospital.
However, the authenticity of this piece of paperwork has not been verified. So basically, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether the baby has arrived or not – and no one knows how long they will keep their news quiet for.
Given that, here’s what we know so far…
Cheryl finally confirmed her pregnancy in February, showing off an eight-month bump in a campaign for L’Oreal. It was the worst kept secret in showbiz, but fans still went wild for the official proof that there really was a bun in that oven.
The former ‘X Factor’ judge last tweeted on 11 March, in support of her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh who has filmed a sketch for this year’s Comic Relief. Since then, nada.
Liam, meanwhile, assured fans that he was busy in the recording studio finishing off his solo album on 13 March. The tease.
We can also reveal that building work on a swish new garage conversion is well underway at Liam’s posh Surrey mansion…but we cannot confirm or deny whether Cheryl has been either a) resting, b) nursing a baby or c) making copious builders’ strength brews.
In a nutshell, Chiam are doing a pretty good job of keeping everything under wraps. *sigh*