Are Liam Payne & Cheryl Getting Married? Some Speculate Wedding Bells Are In Their Future

There sure are a bunch of rumors flying around about erstwhile X Factor co-stars Liam Payne and Cheryl, eh? I suppose all we can do is try our best to keep up. Earlier this year, the One Direction member confirmed that — just as many suspected — he and the Girls Aloud singer (formerly known as Cheryl Cole) are an item, and it’s been a speculation bonanza ever since. Arguably one of the biggest rumors about the pair? In addition to possibly expecting a baby (I know X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman said they’re with child and all, but until the couple actually confirms it, we gotta play it cool), there are wedding rumors. But are Payne and Cheryl actually getting married? Well, that's what gossip sites would like you to believe. Bustle has reached out to Payne and Cheryl's reps about the wedding rumors, as well as the baby rumors, but has not heard back at this time.

Back in October, there was a lot of tittle-tattle about whether or not Cherliam plan to walk down the aisle, since Cheryl's divorce from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has reportedly been granted. And yes, I’ve rounded up the relevant excerpts. Get your goggles and your nose clip, because we are about to dive into the hearsay waters. Again, this is all hearsay, and no upcoming nuptials have been confirmed.

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Here is a little something an unnamed source claimed to Closer magazine (via The Mirror): "Cheryl knows Liam wants to propose and now he’s free to. She's a traditional girl and wants to marry before they have a baby together." Meanwhile, another unnamed source reportedly told HollywoodLife, "Now that Cheryl is officially divorced, Liam is eager to ask her hand in marriage. It’s only a matter of time that they make their relationship official." And here is what yet another unnamed source claimed to Now magazine: “Liam’s still young enough to believe that true love conquers all and he bought the ring weeks ago.”

In another article from late October, Now magazine added these alleged details:

“With Cheryl in full Bridezilla mode, last week Liam went to LA to work on some music away from the stress of their breakneck courtship. Along with her mother Joan, Cheryl has already been scoping out wedding venues and drawing up a guest list. After the low-key nature of her last marriage — she and JB effectively eloped — she’s determined to make a statement this time around and has her heart set on a beach wedding on a private island.”

Oh, and let us not forget about what an unnamed friend claimed to Now:

"Then again, you can’t really go wrong when One Direction will play at your wedding for free. And Liam knows he can bank on the total support of his old 1D mates. With Pharrell Williams and on the guest list too, it’s hard to imagine the wedding being anything other than the party of the century."

If you believe all those rumors, here's a recap: Payne allegedly already bought an engagement ring, Cheryl has allegedly already begun planning their alleged wedding, Payne allegedly believes true love conquers all, and 1D will allegedly reunite at this alleged wedding. Whew.

*Removes goggles.* Oops. I think I got the gossip deep-dive bends again.