Cheryl Cole or Cheryl ann Tweedy was born on June 30, 1983 in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was dancer and model before joining the all-female group, Girls Aloud. She’s the fourth child of five of Joan Callaghan. Garry, Cheryl’s father was Joan’s second partner. They never wed and stayed in a relationship for more than a decade until they decided to go on separate ways when Cheryl was 11.
She started to enroll in sequence schools at four and five years later, she attended the Royal ballet’s summer school. She won several modeling competitions and appeared in a couple of TV ads while studying in Walker Comprehensive School in Newcastle 1994 to 1999. After leaving school, Cheryl worked as a waitress until Popstars: The Rivals came along.
It was in 2002 when McCall, the talent show’s host, called out Cheryl’s name first to be part of the girl group and later on revealed other members to join her, namely, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Nicola Walsh and Sarah Harding. It was an announcement that changed her life forever. Two weeks after the group formation, they released their first single Sound of the Underground which quickly reached number one on the charts and spent four weeks on top claiming the year’s Christmas number one. The sensational female pop group continued to have several top singles and have been nominated in 2009 Brit Awards for best single with ‘The Promise. Though there is no official announcement of disbandment, members of Girls Aloud started their individual careers.
Cheryl married Chelsey footballer Ashley Cole in London on July 2006. Media reports of Ashley’s extra marital relationships have tarnished their marriage and for some time, Cheryl refused to wear her wedding ring.
Cole quickly became the country’s highest profile celebrities, partly because of her role as one of the judges on The X Factor which received a whopping 14 million viewers after she joined the cast. She continued to work solo and launched her debut album 3 Words in October 2009.She collaborated with Will.I.am, Frazier Smith and Taio Cruz on the album that was on top of the charts for two weeks and was certified platinum. She also received her first solo nomination for Brit Awards in the Best British Single category with Fight for the Love. Cheryl also ranked number one at FHM’s sexiest list that year and the next.
While her solo career is rocketing, her reconciled marriage went downhill. On February 2010, after five more infidelity issues, Cheryl announced her separation with Ashley and filed for divorce in May.
Things got worse when she was admitted in hospital fo malaria after visiting Tanzania.
In 2011, Cole was selected to return into the 6th series of the X Factor alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue. She’s also appeared in the US version of the show but left after three weeks. According to rumors, the US audience could not understand her accent.
In 2014, after three months of dating, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini married the singer and Cheryl changed her name to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini however she continued to use the mononym Cheryl for her music launches. Unfortunately, her marriage with Jean-Bernard didn’t last very long. In January 2016, news of divorce was confirmed. According to reports, the two decided to split because of irreconcilable differences but both parties are determined to remain good friends
Cheryl is currently in a relationship with One Direction member Liam Payne who she first met in 2008 during his audition for the The X Factor. She does not have any children to date but there is a mounting speculation about her being pregnant after baby bump debut while leaving St. James Christmas Carol Concert in London.