In the wake of pregnancy rumors surrounding former One Direction star Liam Payne and former Girls Aloud star Cheryl, Liam's sister, Ruth Gibbins, has spoken out on Twitter about the baby-related gossip and is asking fans to respect the couple's privacy.

"Bump or no bump, announced or not, it's completely up to my brother and Cheryl what parts of [their] private lives they choose to share and when," Ruth wrote on December 1, shortly after tweeting the link to an article about her famous sibling's rumored relationship with Cheryl and whether or not the duo is expecting.

See Ruth's tweet, below:

Cheryl and Liam reportedly began dating earlier this year. They first met during an audition for The X Factor in 2008, on which Cheryl was a judge.

In November, the pair were spotted heading to a concert in London, where Cheryl's bodycon dress hinted at a potential pregnancy.

See Liam and Cheryl's real-life televised meet-cute, below:

See Photos of Liam + Cheryl Stepping Out in Public:

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