ch­eryl: why she’s Re­ally in hid­ing

Chez is about to do a U-turn, be­cause, like, she’s so loved-up with Liam. Sigh…

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Is there any­one who didn’t ‘awww’ over the first glimpse of Ch­eryl and her grow­ing ‘bump’ post-christ­mas? Caught on cam­era be­hind the scenes at a photo shoot by hair­styl­ist Wendy Iles (see the pics at Look.co.uk/ch­eryl-bump), an as­sis­tant can be seen ad­just­ing a fit­ted grey dress on the singer and she looks uh-maz­ing. Again, all to­gether: ‘Awww’. But de­spite the whole world fawn­ing over the clip, it was re­moved within 24 hours. Why? Our sources re­veal that Ch­eryl was an­gered by it as she wants to re­main to­tally un­der the radar for the next few months. Be­fore the video went public, Ch­eryl hadn’t been seen since ap­pear­ing at a carol con­cert back in Novem­ber. While Liam last week of­fered to date a fan to raise money for AIDS char­ity RED, the cou­ple have been quiet on­line. In fact, other than a few In­sta­gram posts cel­e­brat­ing the fes­tive pe­riod, both have been vir­tu­ally silent. We’re told it’s an in­ten­tional com­mit­ment for 2017. ‘The two of them know the next few months are cru­cial,’ says our source. ‘So they’ve made a pact to limit their ex­po­sure apart from work obli­ga­tions.’ ‘Ch­eryl’s al­ways put her work first,’ adds another source. ‘But hav­ing a proper, sta­ble re­la­tion­ship with some­one who re­ally cares about her has made her see life in a new light. She wants it to be dif­fer­ent.’ On top of their ‘pri­vacy pact’, the cou­ple have made some other sac­ri­fices. Ch­eryl’s al­ways been very am­bi­tious, fight­ing hard to get to the top of the charts and throw­ing her­self into her char­ity Ch­eryl’s Trust, as well as main­tain­ing her role as am­bas­sador for L’oréal and Child­line. But the singer is keen to put it all on the back burner for the mo­ment – even (gasp!) her first love, mu­sic – while she fo­cuses on Liam and their new life. ‘Ch­eryl knows some­thing has to give – so she’s putting her new al­bum on hold as she plans to be­come a mum,’ re­veals our source.

Mu­sic in­sid­ers tell Look that Chez had been sched­uled to re­lease new tracks later this year, but that’s been put firmly on ice. Her change of heart is re­port­edly down to the fact that Liam is cur­rently back in the US record­ing.

Ch­eryl seems to find it hard to be apart from her boyfriend of a year, and the prospect of yet more months alone while he pro­motes his al­bum is ap­par­ently too much to bear.

‘She doesn’t want to be the kind of part­ner who’s con­stantly on the road and in a long-dis­tance re­la­tion­ship,’ says our source. ‘She’s done it be­fore and be­lieves it’s why those re­la­tion­ships suf­fered.’

She and ex-hus­band Jean-bernard Fernandez-versini were kept apart by her busy tour­ing and X Fac­tor judg­ing sched­ules, de­spite seem­ing loved-up on so­cial me­dia.

But fans don’t need to be too wor­ried. Ac­cord­ing to those close to her: ‘Ch­eryl isn’t turn­ing her back on mu­sic for ever. It just shows that she’s will­ing to be there for Liam and put 100 per cent into the re­la­tion­ship.’

She sees life in a new light. She wants it to be dif­fer­ent

Liam’s of­fered to date a fan for char­ity. Bless!

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