Plus, Liam reveals that Cheryl almost broke up with him before Bear was born!

New parents Cheryl and Liam Payne are clearly besotted with their new arrival, and have been spending the past month bonding with their new baby. However, fans are now speculating that the arrival of baby Bear might not be the only big milestone that the couple have marked together in recent months.

Thanks to a recent interview given by Liam, fans now think that the couple have been secretly married recently!

Liam sparked marriage rumours following an interview he gave with a US radio station.

“I left my wife and child at home” he told the hosts.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to speculate if the 23-year-old One Direction star and Cheryl had tried the knot in secret. “This will be the best news ever!” wrote one excited fan. Whilst others took to Twitter to voice their surprise and excitement.

So, are Cheryl and Liam married?

It’s appears the answer to this question is no – not yet anyway! A source confirmed to E! News that the 23-year-old and Cheryl, 33, are not married. The news site claims that referring to Cheryl as his ‘wife’ is just the same as slang like ‘missus’ used by Payne to refer to his girlfriend.

So, Cheryl and Liam may not be married (yet!). But, the singer is still enjoying all the experiences of first time fatherhood – and willing sharing his anecdotes of raising Bear so far with eager fans. Plus, he’s clearly besotted with Cheryl.

“I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the world, and she’s absolutely amazing,” Liam gushed.

Cheryl and Liam married

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“She is a wonderful, wonderful person” he added. “It’s amazing to have someone who can relate to so much of things—someone who’s taken greater steps than me.”

While it’s clear that Liam is totally in love with Cheryl, the 23-year-old singer has revealed that Cheryl was not always so certain about the relationship. Talking about a song on his new album, Liam admitted that it was written about when Cheryl almost called it quits.

‘”There’s one song that is basically a phone call that happened between me and her when she was about to let it go” Liam told The Sun.

“This is a long time ago. And it’s basically me trying to cling on and say: ‘No, no, no it’s all going to work out, don’t worry about it, give it time.'”

Getting to grips with the Bear necessities

The dad-of-one has also been chatting openly about his experience of being a dad so far to baby Bear whilst promoting his upcoming new music in America. Opening up about his favourite experience of fatherhood so far, the young star said:

“I remember it was four in the morning, and he (Bear) just turned to me and opened his eyes and looked at me and I like, ‘oh my god I love you so much’. It’s the best thing ever.”

“We got the first smile the other day! It was beautiful” the proud dad also added in a later interview. Sweet! Fingers crossed we get to see some pictures soon Liam!

Cheryl has also broken her social media silence to update fans on how she’s coping with motherhood. “We’re all doing great” the star tweeted. She also gushed about baby Bear in another reply to a fan, “He’s amazing”.