'She'll be a brilliant mum': Kimberley Walsh hints close friend Cheryl is destined for motherhood... amid rumours 'singer is expecting a baby with boyfriend Liam Payne'
Rumours have been swirling for weeks that Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne are expecting their first child.
And bandmate Kimberley Walsh only added fuel to the fire on Sunday as she revealed Cheryl would be 'a brilliant mum'.
Talking to the Sunday People the Girls Aloud star, 34, confessed that the Fight For This Love singer is a natural with children, and will make a caring mother when she decides to have her own.
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Fuelling the fire: Kimberley Walsh, 34, confessed to the Sunday People that best pal Cheryl is a natural with children and will be a 'brilliant mum' amidst her pregnancy rumours
Pop star Kimberley claimed her best friend is happier than ever - having embarked on a new relationship with One Direction heartthrob Liam earlier this year, after a painful split to second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
The Bradford native, who is expecting her second child with husband Justin Scott, said: 'She's really happy right now. And she'll be a brilliant mum. She has loads of nieces and nephews, so she's used to the madness of children.'
Before adding: 'Both she and Nicola [Roberts] are naturally good with kids.'
Happy couple: Rumours have been swirling for weeks that Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne are expecting their first child
New curves: The claims come days after Cheryl appeared to unveil a fuller figure, looking incredible at the L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession Party on Sunday
The singer added that Cheryl and former band mate Nicola, 31, often show off their broody sides by making regular visits to Kimberley's home to play with her sweet toddler Bobby, two.
The claims come just days after Cheryl appeared to display a new set of curves during Paris Fashion Week - sparking further speculation she is expecting her first child with Liam, who is ten years her junior.
The Geordie beauty later concealed her tummy for the third time this week, as she landed back in the UK in an oversized camel coat.
Back in town: Following a brief but nonetheless revealing appearance at Paris Fashion Week Cheryl returned to London on Monday afternoon amid claims she is expecting her first child with One Direction star Liam Payne
It was an altogether more forthcoming Cheryl who attended the L'Oreal Paris Gold Obsession party in Paris just hours earlier.
Having previously shied away from pregnancy claims, the former Girls Aloud star confidently displayed her gorgeous new curves in a glitzy black fitted jumpsuit while attending the bash without her heartthrob boyfriend.
A representative for Cheryl has been contacted for comment on the pregnancy speculation - but MailOnline is yet to receive any response.
That looks familiar: The singer, 33, sported the same camel coat she wore for her journey to French capital the previous day as she made her way across King's Cross St. Pancras train station
As a special guest, L'Oreal ambassador Cheryl certainly brought the sparkle to the event.
She boldly appeared to go unsupported beneath a jumpsuit that displayed her fuller bust with the help of a see-through fabric on the chest and a subtle, nude bra.
Elsewhere, the jumpsuit skimmed over her lower belly - an area that she has been keen to keep under wraps in recent weeks.
First public outing: Having previously tried to cover her middle throughout the speculation, Cheryl chose a figure-hugging garment for her first public outing
Only that afternoon, as Cheryl arrived in the French capital for the final few days of Paris Fashion Week, she courted controversy by further shrouding her frame.
The ex-Girls Aloud singer and former X Factor judge enveloped her figure with an oversized camel coat that she kept constantly closed.
With her eyes shielded behind a pair of sunglasses, Cheryl appeared to be in a subdued mood while repeatedly clasping the garment across her lower belly.
Is it true? Cheryl's ensemble did little to hide her figure earlier this week
Similarly - in her first social media snapshot since pregnancy rumours were sparked last month - Cheryl's stomach was cropped out of a promotional image, last week.
Instead of denying the pregnancy claims, the singer's PR team appeared to add fuel the fire by tweeting a well-cropped selfie that cut just above her mid-section.
Cheryl has been dating X Factor hopeful-turned-boyband heartthrob Liam since February but they were reportedly secretly dating as early as December 2015.
New love: Cheryl has been ploughing ahead with her relationship with One Direction's Liam (pictured here together in May)
Covered up: Mysteriously, earlier that day, Cheryl (left) had shied away from the cameras and closed her coat to avoid attention, despite previously favouring more revealing outfits (right, in July 2015)
Hiding something? Cheryl's PR team seemed to add fuel to the fire last week when the singer was pictured in a promotional image where her stomach was completely cropped out, last month
Cheryl first met Liam when he was a singing contestant on the X Factor - on which she served as a judge at the time - in 2008.
Baby-faced Liam was 14 when he first auditioned for the show but he returned as a solo artist in 2010 only to be partnered with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louise Tomlinson, who went on to become global boyband One Direction.
They confirmed that they were dating after much speculation when he posted the first joint snapshot of the duo on social media.
Difficult time: Cheryl's (here in May 2016) impending divorce to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has reportedly stalled due to his reluctance to sign a 'no talk' order
New curves: Cheryl's shape (here in 2015) was previously cruelly dubbed 'too skinny'
Courting controversy: Cheryl's mother Joan Callaghan (here together in December 2003) was accused of accidentally confirming the reports last month when she was pictured buying baby goods from Mothercare
More recently, fans speculated that Liam was using his social media to send a hint about Cheryl's 'pregnancy'.
Social media was abuzz with speculation when Liam changed his Twitter bio to say he was 'the happiest man in the world'.
Some speculated that Cheryl's mother Joan Callaghan had accidentally let the cat out of the bag last week when she was pictured buying pregnancy goods in a branch of Mothercare.
It's official: Cheryl and Liam made their love official in February when he shared the first picture featuring the two of them together to his social media page
A source told The Sun of the snaps: 'She had a massive pregnancy pillow which helps make your bump more comfortable when you're trying to sleep.
'She was asking the assistant for advice about another kind that she wanted.'
Meanwhile, Cheryl and her second husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini are yet to finalise their divorce, after their separation was announced in January.
The couple had been married for just 18 months but living apart for five months by this time, splitting on their secret second wedding anniversary.
The divorce has reportedly stalled due to his reluctance to sign a 'no talk' order.
Whirlwind: The Geordie beauty married Jean-Bernard in 2014 after a three month courtship. She announced their separation earlier this year.
The singer is being prevented from taking her relationship with new love interest Liam to the next level due to her ex's refusal to sign documentations banning him from talking about their short-lived marriage.
'J-B has moved on, it's been a really tough year for him with his father dying, leaving him the only remaining member of his family,' a friend of the Frenchman revealed to The Mirror.
'Then there is getting divorced and being bound by a confidentially agreement – which means he can never defend himself or clarify any false reports.
'He'd never say anything bad about Cheryl but he realised a long time ago, when he had to deal with everything alone, she wasn't the girl for him,' the pal continued on in hopes of clarifying Jean-Bernard's stubbornness.
The Geordie beauty married Jean-Bernard in 2014 after a three month courtship. She announced their separation earlier this year.
Since the uncoupling, Jean-Bernard is reported to have found solace in his estranged wife's friend, Vanessa Perroncel.
And it is his strong-willed stance against signing the papers that will inhibit Cheryl from ploughing ahead with her relationship with One Direction's Liam.
Cheryl was previously married to love rat footballer Ashley Cole for four years, between 2006 and 2010.
So in love: Fans also went wild recently after Liam changed his Twitter bio to say he is 'the happiest man in the world'
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