From Microphones To Nappies: Louis Tomlinson Prepared To Teach Liam Payne Fatherhood ABC’s

Eunice Alcala

Far from the starry-eyed X Factor contenders, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have definitely gone far. As Liam is believed to become a father soon, none of his One Direction pals can relate to him more than Louis who welcomed his firstborn earlier this year.

According to a Hollywood Life insider, the 24-year-old dad is excited to show how things are done in the baby department to his 23-year-old bandmate.

"All the guys are excited for Liam, they think he'll make a great dad, especially Louis who is more than happy to teach him the ABC's of fatherhood. First up diaper changing and then swaddling."

The former X Factor judge stepped out with her beau to watch the St. James Christmas Carol Concert in London. She left her coat unbuttoned which revealed a baby bump that was clearly visible because of her olive green dress.

Prior to Cheryl debuting her baby bump, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman seemingly confirmed the pregnancy when he said he's happy that Cheryl and Liam found each other. As reported by The Mirror, Brian thinks one of the factors that made the romance work was the lovebirds' similar background.

"Everyone wants to be in love, everyone wants to be happy. And now they're having a baby together, so they definitely found something great. It's funny to think back how long ago it was that they first met. There's something ironic in that they both came up into the industry in the same way, so they have an immediate connection."

Cheryl and Liam first locked eyes on each other in 2008 when the Wolverhampton-born artist auditioned for the X Factor. Liam wasn't successful then but he came back two years later and met Cheryl again. That was the time when One Direction was first formed.

It wasn't until late last year when they started dating. Cheryl just got out of her 18-month marriage with restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini who previously blamed their marital woes to Cheryl's gruelling X Factor commitments. Liam, on the other hand, parted ways with high school sweetheart Sophia Smith because of his intense One Direction schedule as well as Sophia's need to explore things on her own.

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