Social media meltdown ensues
Fans of One Direction singer Liam Payne have gone into absolute MELTDOWN after a confusing hashtag on Twitter lead them to believe he'd revealed some BIG personal news.
The hashtag 'congratsLiam' went viral, initially trending in North America and then worldwide, after the news broke that Liam had signed to Republic Records as a solo artist.
Now, this is BIG news. Another One Direction member launching a solo career - we can barely contain our excitement!
HOWEVER, some of Liam's 23.4 million followers thought this was signalling some EVEN BIGGER news.
Something we've all been eagerly anticipating.
Fans across the world appeared to get the wrong end of the stick and took the #CongratsLiam trend to mean the rumours of another One Direction baby had been confirmed.
One fan wrote: "I thought it was about Chiam [Cheryl and Liam] pregnancy #CongratsLiam"
Another posted: "That moment when you come on twitter, then you read #CongratsLiam and think @LiamPayne confirmed he's gonna be a dad" along with a v funny Harry Styles meme.
Rumours of Cheryl's pregnancy have been flying around for a while now. Pretty much since the start of her and Liam’s relationship, in fact.
Twitter fans first thought Liam was saying that Cheryl was with child when he changed his bio to "the luckiest man in the world".
AND THEN Chezza's mum was spotted buying pregnancy items in Mothercare. Surely that's proof?
Next thing, Cheryl disabled the comments on her Instagram account amid all this speculation so we were forced to question her motives and deducted that this OBVIOUSLY had something to do with all the rumours circulating.
Then pictures surfaced of Cheryl with what appeared to look like a little baby bump and we all went into a frenzy.
Can someone just please put us out of our misery and let us know what’s going on?
In the meantime we'll have to make to do with the news that Liam has followed in the footsteps of his 1D band mates Niall Horan, Harry and Zayn Malik and signed as a solo artist.
Can't wait to hear ya tunes, Liam.