The loved-up pair are expecting their first child any time now, so what better way to celebrate than taking a look at when the two first met

Liam Payne first came face-to-face with Cheryl when he was just fourteen years old, auditioning for a place on ITV’s hit talent competition, X Factor.

Now, almost 10 years on, the two are in a happy relationship and are extremely close to welcoming their first child together.

Liam’s career sky-rocketed after his appearances on X Factor as he became a key part in boyband One Direction, who took the world by storm and generated a huge fan base of (mainly) teenage girls.

Meanwhile, Cheryl’s career began to level after her incredible success with Girls Aloud. The Geordie singer had married footballer Ashley Cole in 2006 and was forging a career for herself in Television, whilst also focussing on a solo music career.

Cheryl and Liam Payne | Credit: PA

Whilst continuing to work on X Factor and other projects, Cheryl’s marriage to Ashley Cole ended and was followed up four years later with marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. However this wasn’t to last and the two divorced in 2016.

Payne’s career had hit an all time high during this period after completing a world tour with One Direction band mates, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan. The boyband didn’t tour without controversy however, leading to Malik leaving the group and going solo.

The now-quartet have decided to take a haitus after an exhausting few years together and focus on other projects before returning at an unknown date. During this period Liam Payne and Cheryl began dating and quickly announced they were to be expecting a child together.

Take a look at the video below from when Liam and Cheryl first met.