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Liam Payne's birthday donation to Cheryl's charity

Liam Payne's birthday donation to Cheryl's charity

Liam Payne donated to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's charity for her birthday.

The former One Direction star made a sizeable donation to the 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer's children's charity Cheryl's Trust to mark her 33rd birthday.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Cheryl was taken aback by the gesture. She genuinely wasn't expecting it and was truly touched. It was an easy choice for Liam, he knew it was the right thing to do."

And things are said to be going from strength to strength for the couple after Cheryl won over the 22-year-old singer's parents Geoff and Karen at a recent family gathering.

An insider said at the time: "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."

And the pair are also reportedly keen on starting a family.

A source shared: "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."

The couple have got a lot of support from their close pals when it comes to the romance.

Rapper Tinchy Stryder said: "If that's what makes her happy then good for her, good for him.

"It's just good for them man. If she's happy and looking well, there's nothing wrong with that. Hopefully she stays happy."

Whilst One Direction bandmate Niall Horan added: "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."