Los Angeles, Mar 21 (PTI) Singer Liam Payne has gushed about his girlfriend Cheryl Cole, saying the songstress has been his dream girl since always.

The former One Direction singer, 23, opened up about his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, saying she is the most beautiful woman in the world, reported Us magazine “This is the thing: In a non-cliche way, it’s weird waking up every day and literally living out your dream. You wake up in the most beautiful places. Obviously I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world and she’s absolutely amazing,” Payne says.

The couple, who are set to welcome their first child together, met in 2008 when a 14-year-old Payne auditioned for “The X Factor” while Cheryl was a judge on the UK singing competition.

“She’s been my dream girl since I was younger. She’s so ace. She is a wonderful, wonderful person and it’s so amazing to have someone who can relate to so much of things, someone who’s taken greater steps than me. Her solo career was amazing. She’s been in the industry for 14 years now. She fully supports me,” Payne adds.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.