Liam Payne is missing girlfriend Cheryl, as he works on his first solo music in Los Angeles. The One Direction star has been dating Cheryl since late last year and recently fans have been speculating that the couple are expecting their first child together.

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On Instagram Liam shared a photo of himself and Cheryl wearing mud face masks with the caption, ‘I miss you!...the things you make me do... home soon!’ He then uploaded a pic of himself wearing a baseball cap and looking glum, captioned with a sad face emoji.

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Earlier this month fans began speculating that the couple were expecting their first child. The rumours began after Liam changed his Twitter bio to read, ‘the happiest man in the world’. Then Cheryl’s appearance in the new L’Oreal campaign also helped fuel rumours, as she was seen sporting a fuller face and a healthy glow.

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Fans on Twitter immediately stated speculating that the pair were about to be parents. One fan wrote: 'why did Liam suddenly change his bio and is like "the luckiest man" i think that Cheryl is pregnant omg.' Another added: ‘Rumors going around that Cheryl is pregnant w/ Liam's baby. I can't picture my baby having a baby right now, but imagine how cute he'll be.'  

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A source recently told Now magazine: “Cheryl's never been more determined to have a baby. It's like it's the only thing in the world that matters to her. She's never been so focused on something. Cheryl has a stash of pregnancy and motherhood books she's always reading.”