Cheryl has thanked fans for their well-wishes on her son Bear’s first birthday.
The former X Factor judge took to Twitter to acknowledge the messages she and boyfriend Liam Payne have been receiving from supporters all around the world.
Cheryl, 34, rarely mentions her beloved son in public so it meant her tweet was extra special for fans.
She said: “Thank you so much for all of your beautiful birthday wishes for Bear. Have told him he has lots!”
The popstar added a bear and love heart emoji to her message, alongside a smiley face.
Many fans responded to say they can’t believe the little lad is one already!
Cheryl’s message came after boyfriend Liam marked Bear’s birthday with a rare photo of the baby… well, a photo of his tiny hand, anyway!
The couple have an agreement not to show pictures of Bear’s face in public, as they want him to grow up away from the spotlight.
The former One Direction star’s photo shows Liam – identified by his ‘L’ tattoo – holding out his hand to his son, who has his tiny fingers wrapped around his dad’s thumb.
Liam wrote alongside the pic: “Can’t believe my little man is one today, where does the time go? Happy birthday son you’re my world.”
In a chat with the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine this week, Liam explained why he and Cheryl keep Bear hidden from prying eyes.
He said: “Rather than being pictured and being put in places, I wanna give him the chance [of a life outside of the public eye]. If I take it away from him now, he never has the chance to go back.”
Liam added that Bear can decide for himself when he’s older whether he wants to be in the spotlight.
While Liam and Cheryl keep Bear hidden from the public, they have spoken in interviews about how much they love parenthood.
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Liam told Entertainment Tonight fatherhood has changed him in “every single way”, adding: “It’s the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.”
Cheryl echoed that in a chat with The Sun, saying: “It changes your life completely but in the most amazing way. But I’ve had the best six months of my life. Really.”
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