Liam Payne is a new daddy. The One Direction star and girlfriend Cheryl Cole welcomed a baby boy on March 22nd.
“I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it’s a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favorite memory I have so far,” Liam captioned a photo of him snuggling his son. “I’m completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she’s really made my dreams come true,” referring to Cole.
He added, “We haven’t named him yet but he’s already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed.”
- And while the couple did give fans a glimpse of the new tot on social media, don’t expect to see any full-blown magazine spreads where they introduce him to the world. A source tells The Daily Mail that the couple has turned down big sums of money from magazines hoping to get an exclusive spread. “Cheryl and Liam decided they won't be sharing any pictures as they want to protect the privacy of the baby,” the insider claims. “They had been offered huge deals from the UK and US but they turned it down as the baby's privacy is the most important thing to them.” Check out Liam’s announcement here or below.
Rob Lowe hosted the event at Red Studios in Los Angeles, which featured performances by Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams, Roseanne Cash, Stevie Wonder and Elton himself. At one point Gaga and Wonder led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” for the guest of honor.
A-lists stars attending the celebration, which also celebrated Elton’s 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin, included Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Phillippe, Sharon and Kelly Osborne, Jon Hamm, Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, and many, many more. Stars sending in their video well wishes included Prince Harry, Ellen DeGeneres, Bono and David Beckham.
At the box office, this weekend belonged to family films. "Beauty and the Beast" was able to easily beat off the competition to stay at the top spot, while also nabbing the fourth best second week ever.
Second place went to "Power Rangers," which is getting solid reviews and has the benefit of a built in fan base. "Kong: Skull Island" held on third place while "Life" opened in fourth place with not-so-great reviews.
The other new release, "CHiPs," finished in seventh place, which is especially rough considering how much press Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been doing.
- "Beauty and the Beast" - $91-million
- "Power Rangers" - $41.6-million
- "Kong: Skull Island" - $14-million
- "Life" - $12.2-million
- "Logan" - $10-million
My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow! I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!