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Liam Payne and Cheryl's new pet dog

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Liam Payne and Cheryl's new pet dog

Liam Payne and Cheryl have got a new family member - a pet dog.

The 'Crazy Stupid Love' hitmaker shared a picture of the former One Direction star and their new puppy and gushed about her boyfriend too, calling him "beyond cute".

Taking to Instagram, Cheryl wrote: "Our new family member, he is beyond cute.. the dog is adorable too @toosmallforteacups thank you (sic)"

Meanwhile, things are said to be going from strength to strength for the couple after Cheryl won over Liam's parents Geoff and Karen at a recent family wedding.

An insider shared: "Cheryl has completely won them over, and now they're both convinced she could be The One that Liam could finally settle down with. Karen is now convinced Cheryl is the perfect candidate to be Liam's wife."

The pair are also reportedly keen on starting a family and feel like they have a "connection for the future".

A source added: "It's very serious now between Cheryl and Liam and they have been talking among close friends about starting a family. Cheryl is happier than she's been since the good days of her marriage to Ashley Cole. She's content and while they're in the honeymoon period, this feels like a connection for the future."

And Liam and Cheryl's pals are backing the romance too, with One Direction bandmate Niall Horan adding recently: "There's a little bit of a story behind it but I won't be telling you that. She's a great girl, really fun. He's a top man and one of my best friends. She seems happy, he's happy, so I'm happy for them."