Liam Payne admits Cheryl has always been his ''dream girl''.

The 23-year-old singer is expecting his first child with the former Girls Aloud star and his life couldn't be better because he had been attracted to her for so long before they got together.

He told Rollercoaster magazine: This is the thing. In a non-cliché 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 world and she's absolutely amazing. She's been my dream girl since I was younger. She's so ace.''

Though he didn't directly speak about Cheryl's pregnancy, the One Direction hunk admitted he and the 33-year-old star are currently going through a ''precious'' time.

He gushed: ''We're super happy. It's a very personal, precious time for us.''

And Liam is very thankful to have the former Girls Aloud singer by his side because she has already experienced being put into a band from a reality show, enjoying success with the group and then, as he is now doing, breaking away to embark on a solo career.

He said: ''She is a wonderful, wonderful person and it's 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.''

Meanwhile, Liam also spoke of how he has offered his support to Justin Bieber, telling the 'Believe' hitmaker he can call him any time because he understands his ''chaotic life''.

He said: ''He's a great guy -- inside there's a really good heart.

''I said, 'Look, the difference between me and you is I had four different boys going through the same thing to look to. He didn't have that.'

''I said to him, 'Take my number and any time you want a chat, let me know as I'm here and I understand exactly what you're going through and I understand your world.'

''He needs somebody like that and in that position.''