Cheryl’s love life has been a supply for tabloid fodder and gossip for well over a decade. The former Girls Aloud member was of course married to former Premier League footballer Ashley Cole (2006-2010), then to pop-up restauranteur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini (2014-2016) and had a two-year relationship with One Direction member Liam Payne – which resulted in the birth of her first child son Bear.
But Cheryl says this is all in the past, and she’s done with relationships – perhaps for good. Speaking on singer Jessie Ware’s podcast ‘Table Manners’ she said her love life as ‘at the end’ and that the only man she needs in her life is her baby.
“In my romantic area I’m not as evolved,” Cheryl confessed.
“That area has just stopped, it’s the end…it’s the end. I’ve got the man in my life now, I do,” she added.
Cheryl also revealed that her four-year gap from music for her ‘sanity’ and she felt ‘jaded’ by the music industry.
“I needed it for my sanity. I honestly didn’t know how much I needed it until I did it. I’d just had enough.
“I wasn’t inspired, I was jaded. It felt like a negative space I was living in and then you get to the point where it’s like ‘What is the point?’ I could be doing something I hate doing and feel the same way, so why am I like putting myself through this?” she said.
While her new song, ‘Love Made Me Do,’ includes ‘Oh my god, I’m such a sucker, I fall in love with every f***er’ she denies the song is a dig at any of her exes – including her most recent Liam Payne.
“All the music and all the songs that I’ve got ready were done way before we split – none of them are about anybody. I wasn’t sat writing a love poem to anyone or about anybody.
‘It’s something that anyone who’s been in love will be able to relate to in some way or another. It’s catchy and it’s fun. It’s not about one specific person or relationship, it’s more about me being the lover of love that I am. I just love love!” she said.
The full podcast can be heard here. Cheryl will star in a new dance competition show on BBC, The Greatest Dancer on BBC One in early 2019.