These days, Cheryl Cole is all about the single life.
The recently solo Cheryl has revealed that she’s not interested in coupling up anymore – even going so far as to declaring that when it comes to dating, “it’s the end” for her!
As we all know, for almost three years, Cheryl was very much involved with former One Direction member turned solo artist Liam Payne. The two were both fresh off other relationships prior to getting together in 2015; and that, along with their high-profile celebrity status, interesting history, and noticeable age difference (Liam is 10 years younger than Cheryl), quickly made them one of the most talked about couples around.
Plus, they were super hot together, and looked totally good together, too! And no matter what critics, trolls, and naysayers said, Cheryl and Liam were unfazed and just incredibly happy with each other.
They were very vocal about how much they adored each other, and it was very clear that Cheryl and Liam were totally in love. And we all rooted for the gorgeous pair.
After months of speculation, they revealed they were expecting their first child together. And on March 22, 2017, they welcomed their son, Bear. Just like that, they were a little family of three. And they seemed full of love and joy.
A little while later, rumors started swirling that trouble was brewing in their paradise. “Sources” dished that Cheryl and Liam were finding it difficult to make things work. For a time, the two tried to cover up any problems they may be facing. Eventually, they began to admit they were struggling, but committed to staying together.
Then on June 30, 2018, Cheryl and Liam announced that they had parted ways – but vow to remain close while they raise their son. In a statement, they shared:
“We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”
Since then, Liam has been seen in the company of other women. He’s been photographed kissing, cuddling, and enjoying romantic holidays with someone else.
But how about Cheryl?
Well, in a recent appearance on the podcast Table Manners With Jessie Ware on Tuesday (November 6), the 35-year-old singer opened up on matters of the heart – declaring that she’s just not interested anymore.
Cheryl had this to say about her views on dating after breaking up with Liam:
“Definitely within business, I know what I want and I don’t want. Even if it’s right or wrong, it’s how I feel. I think in my romantic area, I’m not as evolved.
That area has just stopped…that’s not happening anymore, it’s the end.”
She sweetly went on to talk about one-year-old Bear, her main man:
I’ve got the man in my life. I’m good.”
Cheryl and Liam first met in 2008 when 14-year-old Liam first auditioned on X Factor, where 24-year-old Cheryl was a judge. Cheryl told him then:
“I like you, I think you’re really cute.”
And Liam has since admitted that he was so nervous and excited to meet Cheryl at the time, because he’s been crushing on the celeb for so long – calling her his dream girl.
A post-breakup Liam revealed in August about the split:
“We’ve broken up and then it was like a couple of days or a couple of weeks before we actually, like, put the announcement out and that’s the bit when it really hits home. It’s like breaking up twice, like, we already did this once and now I’m having to go through all of that again.
Behind all those statements and things there are actually people who are going through the same sort of stuff that you go through whether they’re famous, rich or whatever they are, it doesn’t really matter.”
You know what they say. Breaking up really is hard to do.