The One Direction member and aspiring songwriter Liam Payne is speculated to be married with his girlfriend, Cheryl. According to the latest scoop, the heartthrob is “ready to be a dad.”

He is reportedly savouring the idea that he will build a family with the Girl Aloud alum, as per Belfast Telegraph. Details obtained by Britain’s Closer magazine reveal that Payne is convincing Cheryl that he can be a family man as well.

“He never even thought about having kids before Cheryl, but now that his bandmate Louis (Tomlinson) has a child and seems to be loving it, Liam has been feeling more keen,” according to the source. “At the start, Cheryl was joking to Liam that they could only be a casual fling because of the age difference.”

“She said she wanted to find the perfect dad to raise her kids with, and Liam has taken that seriously and is trying to show her he is a family man,” the source continued.

Even though Cheryl is years older than Liam Payne, his cousin also revealed that the couple is having the “marriage vibe.” According to Ross Harris, they will be probably be married very soon.

“I don’t think their relationship is for publicity just because they’ve been seen holding hands and going to restaurants – unless they’re having fun with the media and fooling everyone, which would actually be quite funny,” Harris said, quotes IB Times.

Amidst the marriage rumours, the couple has been plagued with negative news that they are fighting whether they will show affection on public. A previous report revealed that Liam Payne and Cheryl had an awkward scene in Cannes red carpet.

Cheryl is said to be uncomfortable is sharing kisses with the One Direction star in public. Payne was about to give her a sweet smooch when the lady shied away and looked at the cameras instead.