Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole: Timeline to Baby

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Fe
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole – The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne stepped out together on Tuesday with big smiles and an even bigger baby bump, revealing that the couple are expecting. It was no Beyoncé-rubbing-her-belly-onstage-at-the-VMAs, but it was a move that did the trick, proving that we have another One Direction dad on our hands.

So, how did we get here, you ask? How long have the baby rumors been spinning around the World Wide Web like that cow in Twister? Here’s the full timeline of Liam and Cheryl’s relationship.

2008: Liam auditioned for the U.K.’s X Factor for the first time at the age of 14 with Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To the Moon” He doesn’t make it, but returns to the show in 2010. In his audition, you could see him giving panelist Cheryl Cole a wink.

2010: In Payne’s second audition, the one that led to the formation of One Direction, he locked eyes with Cole once again. This was the same year that Cole announced her split from first husband Ashley Cole.

July 2014: Cole, who rose to fame in the girl group Girls Aloud, married Jean-Bernard…