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Let there be no more debate.

Let there be no more discussion and no more questions over the status of Cheryl Cole’s womb.

The singer herself has come out and confirmed the miraculous news: She and Liam Payne are expecting a baby!!!!!

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Rumors of Cole being pregnant first made the Internet rounds in October.

There wasn’t a ton of evidence behind the reports at the time, however, just the sighting of Cheryl’s mother buying a few pregnancy items in Great Britain, along with the belief that Cole was seen out in a loose-fitting outfit in order to hide her growing belly.

In January, however, the pregnancy chatter grew a lot stronger… thanks to Niall Horan.

Asked about the his One Direction friend’s alleged bundle of impending joy in an interview, Horan seemingly slipped up and said he’s "looking forward to meeting" Payne’s baby.

"Liam hasn’t said he nervous, but I’m sure he is," Horan said, firmly planting his foot deeply into his mouth at the time and adding:

"I bet he can’t wait as well. It is a very exciting thing in your life.. He’s great and she’s lovely, it will be a lovely child."

But now we have 100% confirmation that Cole and Payne truly are expecting.

It’s not based anything Cole’s mother has done or anything Horan has said. It’s based on the following photo:

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We’re pretty sure that’s a Cheryl Cole baby bump, aren’t you?!?

Indeed, following months of widespread speculation and total silence from the parents-to-be, the X-Factor U.K. judge debuted her precious tummy in a photo shoot for L’Oreal and The Prince’s Trust.

In a photograph published by The Daily Mirror, Cheryl wraps her arms around her stomach while rocking a black, long sleeve dres over her body.

As you can see above and below, she’s smiles softly for the camera – and for good reason!

She’s going to be a mother!

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Cole is 33 and Payne is 23. Both are very attractive and this will be their first child.

The One Direction star began dating Cole about a year ago, confirming their relationship three months later at a charity gala.

The artists met on the set of The X Factor in 2008 after Liam auditioned for the series, the first step in Payne’s path to global prominence as a member of One Direction.

He is yet to speak on the little boy or girl who looks as if he or she will enter the world any week now, at least based on this photo of Cole.

Once Payne becomes a father, he’ll be the second member of his beloved boy group to become an expert at diaper-changing and bottle-feeding.

Just over a year ago, Louis Tomlinson welcomed a baby with past lover Briana Jungwirth.

Along with Cheryl Cole, such mega huge stars as Beyonce and George Clooney are also set to become parents in 2017.

Click through the above photo gallery for more and join us in wishing all these famous people the very best!