One Direction's Liam Payne & Cheryl Expecting a Baby: Report

One Direction's Liam Payne is expecting a baby with X Factor host and Girls Aloud alum Cheryl, according to People. It will be the first child for both.

A rep tells Billboard that Cheryl will not be commenting on the news.

The couple -- who originally crossed paths when Payne auditioned for The X Factor and eventually was placed with the other One Direction lads -- have been seeing each other since late last year, though they've stayed tight-lipped about the relationship. Cheryl's divorce from husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was finalized last month.

Pregnancy rumors began swirling around the couple last month and they were all but confirmed Tuesday when Cole stepped out with Payne to London's St. James Christmas Carol Concert in an olive-green body-con dress that showed off her baby bump.

Payne will be the second member of 1D to become a dad, following Louis Tomlinson's surprise baby with Briana Jungwirth in January.