Cheryl has been dodging rumors claiming she’s pregnant with One Direction star Liam Payne’s baby for weeks now, but new reports are suggesting that the former Girls Aloud singer may have all but confirmed the baby news in some candid new photos.
The Sun recently published what the site described as a “rare side shot” of Cheryl in which she can be seen standing to the side while appearing to show off what looks like a baby bump, as the site claimed that the snap showed Cheryl “sporting a more rounded tummy.”
The photo was taken on October 2 during Cheryl’s first public appearance in weeks at L’Oreal Paris’s Gold Obsession Party in Paris, France, during Paris Fashion Week, where she mainly opted to pose head on for awaiting paparazzi, adding more fuel to the pregnancy fire.
Notably, as pregnancy rumors swirled around Cheryl and boyfriend Liam, whom she began dating earlier this year, Cheryl also opted to post snaps of herself from the party on social media that appeared to hide any potential baby bumps.
Cheryl, who had been MIA from social media for five weeks before returning to show her 2.7 million Instagram followers a look at her time in Paris, first posted a selfie before then uploading a shot of herself posing with her fellow L’Oréal models while still facing the camera head on.
Cheryl also posted a dimly lit video from inside the Paris party, in which she can be seen posing in front of a studio light, though Cheryl opted not to address the rampant speculation that she may be pregnant with Liam’s baby in the caption of any of her social media uploads.
Rather than shutting down conjecture suggesting that she and Payne are expecting their first child together, OK! Magazine reported last week that so many fans commented on Cheryl’s various posts asking her if she was pregnant that the star actually turned off the comments feature on all three uploads.
But while Cheryl and Liam have neither confirmed nor denied the pregnancy speculation, that certainly hasn’t stopped the couple’s fans from guessing.
The Sun Online recently reported that Cheryl’s appearance at Paris Fashion Week caused such a stir in the U.K. that British betting shops have now stopped accepting bets from gamblers waging on Cheryl being pregnant with Liam’s baby.
The site reported that two British betting companies, Ladbrokes and William Hill, have now stopped taking bets when it comes to the potential of Cheryl being pregnant, as spokespeople for both companies claimed that it was no longer viable for them to do so.
But despite no official confirmation, Cheryl and Liam have continued to spark pregnancy rumors.
The couple got fans guessing once again after stepping out for a date night just days after Cheryl’s L’Oreal party appearance on October 9, where The Sun published photos of Cheryl and Payne hand in hand in London while the singer appeared to hide a potential baby bump under an oversized dress and coat.
Cheryl and Liam are still opting to stay tight lipped amid the pregnancy rumors, though that hasn’t stopped fans of the former Girls Aloud singer and the One Direction star from speculating about Cheryl potentially being pregnant on social media.
“Cheryl looks like she is really pregnant from those photos from last night,” Twitter user @trt1989 speculated after seeing snaps of Cheryl and Payne out in London, while One Direction fan @legenhdary tweeted out, “Cheryl looks pregnant omg.”
“Is Cheryl pregnant?????” @wilvesjessica added amid the Cheryl and Payne pregnancy speculation, and Twitter user @shauunaa speculated on the social media site that “Cheryl is definitely pregnant” with Liam’s baby.
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