Cheryl and Liam Payne have reportedly told friends they want to start a family, just eight months after they started dating. Cheryl, who is still in the process of divorcing estranged husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, is said to be ready to commit fully to Liam, once her divorce is official.

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A source told The Sun: "It’s very serious now between Cheryl and Liam and they have been talking among close friends about starting a family.” Liam is even said to have put his post-Oe Direction solo career on hold to concentrate on his relationship with Cheryl.

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Cheryl is now said to be the happiest she’s been since her marriage to Ashley Cole. “Cheryl is happier than she’s been since the good days of her marriage to Ashley Cole,” the source added. “She’s content and while they’re in the honeymoon period, this feels like a connection for the future.”

Last week Cheryl’s friend spoke on her relationship with Liam, saying he would like to see her with someone constant. "Cheryl is the best, I love her a lot. I would like to see her happy, steady, with someone constant,” Will said. “Cheryl's the kind of person that will always be happy if she has someone forever.”

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Liam’s One Direction bandmate Niall Horan has also recently weighed in one their romance, revealing there’s ‘a story’ behind it’. ”There's a little bit of a story behind it but I won't be telling you that,” Niall said. “She's a great girl, really fun. He's a top man and one of my best friends. She seems happy, he's happy, so I'm happy for them.”