Liam Payne says he's "super happy" with his "dream girl" Cheryl Cole.
"In a non-cliche way, it's weird waking up every day and literally living out your dream," Payne said, according to The Sun.
"Obviously I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the world and she's absolutely amazing. She's been my dream girl since I was younger."
"She is a wonderful, wonderful person and it's amazing to have someone who can relate to [my career]," he added. "She fully supports me. We're super happy. It's a very personal, precious time for us."
Payne and Cole met on the U.K. edition of "The X Factor" in 2010 when Payne was just a teenager, and were first romantically linked in 2016.
Cole confirmed they are expecting by debuting her baby bump in a charity video in February after months of speculation.
"[Cheryl is] really happy now," her former Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh had told Sunday People in October.
"She'll be a brilliant mum. She has loads of nieces and nephews, so she's used to the madness of children."
Payne came to fame as a member of the British boy band One Direction, which was formed on "The X Factor" and began an indefinite hiatus in December 2015.
He landed a solo deal with Republic Records in October after signing with Capitol Records U.K. over the summer.