‘X Factor’ Choreographer Confirms Cheryl Pregnancy With Liam Payne
Brian Friedman, the current choreographer and creative director for The X Factor UK, has apparently confirmed some huge news for two members of The X Factor family.
In an interview with New! magazine, Friedman congratulated Cheryl (the former Cheryl Cole/Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) on her pregnancy with One Direction singer Liam Payne.
“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,” he told the magazine.
Friedman would go on to draw parallels to their respective career paths, as Cheryl rose to fame in a group, much like Payne. If not for Girls Aloud, Cheryl might not have been a judge on The X Factor in 2010, when Payne finished in third as part of One Direction. In a real sense, without The X Factor, they might have never met at all.
“It’s funny to think back how long ago it was that they first met,” Friedman said. “There’s something ironic in that they both came up into the industry in the same way, so they have an immediate connection.”
The couple has been together about a year now, following her separation from ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. While neither Cheryl nor Payne have confirmed the pregnancy, there has been speculation in gossip rags all over the UK, noting a possible baby bump. It’s all speculation right now, but even if it’s not true, it seems clear that, at the very least, the two have found happiness in their relationship. And, really, that’s all that matters right now.
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