Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh says she's 'so proud' as she gives family update mid-tour

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Kimberley Walsh has heaped praise on her young son after leaving him while embarking on Girls Aloud's first tour in 11 years.

The singer reunited with Cheryl, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts to commemorate the life of Sarah Harding, who died in 2021 aged 39 after her battle with cancer. The four-piece, famed for hits including The Promise and Sound of the Underground, are in the middle of a 15-date UK tour.

Their run started off in Dublin at the 3Arena on May 18 and has included three nights at Manchester's AO Arena. The tour finishes up in Liverpool at the M&S Bank Arena on June 29.

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Taking to Instagram, Kimberley shared an update on her family life with fans. Posting black and white photo of herself holding her three-year-old son Nate, she penned: "So proud of how this one is dealing with me being away. I have never left my boys for more than a night or two and little Nay Nay has being the most clingy of them all so this tour was daunting for me in that respect."

She added: "Thankfully he’s getting all grown up now he’s 3 and dealing with it was better than I could have ever imagined... He’s going with the flow and being a proper little trooper".

Kimberley is married to former Triple 8 star Justin Scott. The pair first started dating 13 years ago and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Barbados in January 2016. The pair share three sons together: Bobby, nine, Cole, seven, and three-year-old Nate.

Billed as a ‘celebration’ by Girls Aloud, the four piece are also celebrating the 21st anniversary since they were voted winners of ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals. The tour is jam-packed with 00s nostalgia at its best, with plenty of outfit changes, lively dance routines and classics including Love Machine, Can’t Speak French and Biology.

There are moments of poignancy too with Sarah commemorated through a number of tributes. Sarah's mum attended the first of Girls Aloud’s three shows in Manchester on Thursday night (May 23) as the band paid tribute to their former bandmate.

During the show, the band paid fitting tribute to the singer and thanked the crowd for helping them get through the emotional show. Speaking to the crowd, Cheryl said: “She would have been so proud of the reception we've had in here tonight, thank you so much Manchester for making it special for her, and for us.”

Cheryl also gave a shout-out on stage to Sarah’s mum, Marie, who was attending the concert alongside the singer’s friend and radio DJ Greg Burns. Cheryl added: “Sarah's mam's in here tonight and I'm sure she's feeling all the love and energy in the room. We love you, Marie.”

Before the concert, members of The Christie’s team were at the arena to fundraise for their efforts as well as The Sarah Harding Cancer Appeal for The Christie Hospital, which is where Sarah was treated and was set up in her memory to raise awareness of cancer in young people.

The appeal, along with Sarah's story, has already helped a number of people get diagnosed sooner than they might have otherwise.

Posting on social media, The Christie Charity wrote: “The #GirlsAloud concert in #Manchester has been incredible! So many supporters have helped continue Sarah Harding’s legacy and supported our appeal tonight.”