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…
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!