The REAL reason Cheryl is staying Mum about being pregnant?

The singer is said to have no plans to announce the news

Cheryl caused a right stir when she was papped at an event in London with a huge bump.

But for some reason, the ex Girls Aloud singer and her other half are yet to confirm or deny whether she’s actually having a baby.

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Some have questioned why she hasn’t announced it to the public, but Kym Marsh says that she completely understands why the 33-year-old has chosen to keep schtum.

Corrie actress Kym, who is a mum-of-three, lost a son in 2009 after he was born prematurely.

She said that pregnancy can be really scary.

“I know some people think she should just come out and say it, but pregnancy can be scary – take it from someone who knows more than most,” Kym said.

“Perhaps Cheryl hasn’t wanted to shout it from the rooftops and wants to keep it private.”

Talking to OK! magazine, she added: “When you are in the public eye, people want to know about every bit of your life and it’s hard to keep things private.

“I think when Cheryl was pictured looking happy and proud with Liam last week, it was her way of letting people know.”

Cheryl couldn’t keep the smile off her face when she stepped out with her 23-year-old baby daddy at Quintessentially Foundation’s St James’s Fayre.

The Geordie beauty was said to have been showing off her bump and couldn’t help touching it.

“Cheryl said thank you when she was congratulated on the pregnancy and kept her hand proudly on her bump for most of the night,” an onlooker told The Sun at the time.

“She looked absolutely glowing and was clearly delighted. Liam was ultra-protective. At one point he had to get her a chair to sit down on as she was so exhausted from being on her feet.”

The media went into meltdown over the news, but apparently we’re never going to get an actual announcement.

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A source has said: “Cheryl has told close friends and family the very exciting news that she is expecting her first child.

“She is absolutely ecstatic. It’s something she has been trying for for years.”

Aw, well either way, we are chuffed for them both!