During her pop-star days, Cheryl loved a night out. But now she’s a mum, she’s no longer a regular on the party scene, preferring to spend time with her three-year-old son Bear Payne. And over the past six months, they have become more inseparable than ever after quarantining at the singer’s Buckinghamshire mansion. In fact, the pair have barely been seen or heard from, apart from a small video Cheryl posted on Insta of her talking to her son.
But last week, it looked like Cheryl and Bear had burst back onto the social scene in style, after they attended the birthday celebrations of Kimberley Walsh’s six-year-old son Bobby.
Proud mum Kimberley posted a series of pictures and videos to illustrate the lavish bash she had thrown at her house for her eldest boy and, in one video, Cheryl can be heard talking to another guest, while it looks like the back of Bear’s head is in the picture of Bobby getting his cake.
While Kimberley didn’t say it was Bear, heat has done a bit of detective work and concluded that the child in Kim’s picture bears a striking resemblance to the last picture Cheryl put up of Bear, which was a back-of-his-head shot of him at Lapland UK last Christmas.
During her time in Girls Aloud Cheryl married and divorced footballer ex-husband Ashley Cole after he cheated. Cheryl was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an altercation with a nightclub toilet attended in 2003. On a slightly lighter note (well, kind of) she threw a lot of shade when she said she “didn’t think” Nicole Scherzinger would make it as a solo artist…
Since her time in Girls Aloud, Chez has gone on to launch her solo career, she was a judge on The X Factor, moved onto The X Factor US but was sacked three weeks later and had a falling out with Simon Cowell. Despite texting him “f—k you. F—k the UK X Factor. F—k you all. I hate you,” she returned to the show four years later. Cheryl has since become a judge on BBC’s The Greatest Dancer. Chez was also an ambassador for L’Oreal and in 2020 she starred in the movie Four Kids and It.
And after her divorce from Ashley, Cheryl got married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez but they split in 2016. She then dated Liam Payne and despite splitting in 2018 they’re now co-parenting their son Bear Grey Payne.