Is Chez about to move her mum in? Look re­ports…

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Af­ter her di­vorce, there will be wedding bells

It’s been a busy month for Ch­eryl. Af­ter months spent in hid­ing, the singer ap­peared at a L’oréal event in Paris, took part in her first live in­ter­view in years on The One Show and, as Look went to press, was ru­moured to be at­tend­ing the Global Gift Gala along­side hosts Eva Lon­go­ria and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham last week­end. But there’s been one thing miss­ing… her boyfriend of 11 months Liam Payne. And it’s said to be why Ch­eryl’s been lean­ing so heav­ily on her mum Joan Cal­laghan for sup­port right now.

‘Ch­eryl’s re­ally been work­ing flat out for the last month,’ says our source. ‘And not hav­ing Liam around just as she’s stepped back into the spot­light has been hard.’ Liam and Ch­eryl, who are due to cel­e­brate their first an­niver­sary next month, have been in­sep­a­ra­ble for most of the year af­ter first be­ing spot­ted to­gether at Fe­bru­ary’s Brit Awards – and they couldn’t have looked more loved-up at their first red car­pet ap­pear­ance in Cannes. In fact, as we pre­vi­ously re­ported, the cou­ple’s re­la­tion­ship moved so fast that Liam moved Ch­eryl, 33, into his Sur­rey pad and the pair even had their own ‘fam­ily’ – with a new teacup Chi­huahua.

But while Ch­eryl re­mained ab­sent from so­cial me­dia for most of the sum­mer, her re­turn to the red car­pet has been solo. That’s due to Liam’s very busy record­ing sched­ule, as he gears up to launch his own al­bum, hav­ing re­cently an­nounced a record deal with huge US la­bel Capi­tol Records. It’s seen the 23-year-old spend most of the last two months in Amer­ica as part of pre-booked ses­sions with pro­duc­ers.

And while we’re told Ch­eryl’s hugely sup­port­ive of Liam’s mu­si­cal en­deav­ours, she’s ap­par­ently dis­ap­pointed about not hav­ing her man by her side for such a long time.‘it’s not like Ch­eryl needs a man, but at the mo­ment Liam’s ab­sence has re­ally hit her hard,’ says our source. ‘It’s why she’s moved mum Joan into their place, so she al­ways has some­one around.’

Dur­ing her re­cent ap­pear­ance on The One Show to pro­mote her new role as a Childline am­bas­sador, Ch­eryl ad­mit­ted to find­ing the pa­parazzi ‘in­tense’ at the mo­ment. ‘I find that ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to deal with,’ she told view­ers. A friend said: ‘It’s made her slightly para­noid again. Hav­ing Liam so far from home in a place where he finds it eas­ier to blend in means she’s not sure he un­der­stands her stress. Joan to­tally gets it, though, as she’s been through it be­fore.’

Of course, that refers to Ch­eryl’s mar­riage to Ash­ley Cole in 2006, when Ch­eryl moved her mum into her house as

cheat­ing claims sur­faced. The for­mer X Fac­tor judge has pre­vi­ously said her mum is who she turns to when things get tough.

‘Ch­eryl’s a real home­body and loves nest­ing at home with her dogs, but she’s re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated hav­ing her mum around the last few weeks,’ adds an­other source.

In 2009 she ad­mit­ted: ‘I’ve come to the con­clu­sion that I don’t trust any­body in my life ex­cept my mother and my dogs.’ But how’s Liam go­ing to feel about his girl­friend mov­ing her mum into their place? ‘Joan adores Liam and he ap­pre­ci­ates Joan be­ing there for Ch­eryl to sup­port her when he's not around,’ says our source. ‘He and Ch­eryl have had some dis­agree­ments about the sit­u­a­tion, but it’s only be­cause he wants them to have enough time to them­selves.’

But ac­cord­ing to pals, Ch­eryl’s aware of this and af­ter her tu­mul­tuous mar­riages to Ash­ley Cole and Jean-bernard Fer­nan­dezversini, she re­ally wants to make this re­la­tion­ship go the dis­tance.

‘She’s to­tally loved-up and as soon as her di­vorce comes through, there will be wedding bells,’ says our source. And as Look told you pre­vi­ously, Ch­eryl’s al­ready ap­par­ently ac­cepted a pro­posal from her beau, so mar­riage and fam­ily plans are def­i­nitely on the cards very soon…

Joan is a rock for her celebrity daugh­ter

Ch­eryl spoke of press in­va­sion on The One Show

The cou­ple first came out pub­licly in Cannes

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