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The world can relax. Cheryl was indeed ‘pregnant’ (lawyers, we can drop the quotes now, right?!). Magazine editors can stop scrapping over the only four ‘sort-of-pregnant-looking’ cover pics that have been doing the rounds for an age. And soon, approx 15 months since rumours first surfaced (yeah, go figure), the babe that is Chiam Jnr will be snuggled up somewhere cosy with his/her Mam ‘n’ Dad. Only, before all the ‘WHEN’S THE WEDDING?!’ noise starts up again, can we just take a moment to calmly congratulate Cheryl. Not solely on her baby news, but for how she has handled the past few months with both gumption and grace.
Yes, she could’ve thrown a cold flannel over speculation and saved herself a helluva lot of shouty headlines, but Cheryl stuck to her guns and kept schtum, only releasing the one announcement-that-wasn’t-even-anannouncement’ L’oréal shot.
Sure, pregnancy is exciting, but it can be pretty terrifying too. We may never know exactly why Cheryl chose to keep so quiet. But we do know that it is her body, her relationship, her pregnancy – her baby – and her right to handle the news as she pleases.
I only wish I’d shown similar strength when people pried into the status of my womb before I was ready. The truth is: whoever it is, if she wants you to know, she will tell you. It’s that simple.
So here’s to wishing Chiam a very giddy congratulations – in what is truly a humdinger of a week for celebrity! And all with an additional doff of the hat to Cheryl too.
That L’oréal x Prince’s trust shot of Cheryl that sent fans into meltdown