Happy birthday Liam Payne! The One Direction heartthrob is turning 24 years old today, and he has a lot to celebrate today. It has been a beyond busy year for him – tbh, it's so hard to believe all of these amazing things have happened for him in just one year's time. Not only has he released two knockout solo singles "Strip That Down" and "Get Low," but he has also welcomed a new addition to his family. He and his girlfriend Cheryl Cole welcomed a wonderful little cutie into the world – Bear Payne! The singer took to Instagram today to show off an adorable photo of himself holding hands with his son. The caption read, "Best birthday ever." OUR HEARTS.

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Best birthday ever 🐻💙

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Hmm, we can't help but wonder what plans he has with Cheryl and Bear tonight to celebrate his big day. In honor of Liam's birthday, we decided to compile some facts that you may have never known about him! Some are surprising, some are shocking and some are just downright hilarious!

Click through the gallery to see all the surprising things you may not know about Liam!

This post was originally published on August 29, 2016 and since has been updated.

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