Girls Aloud singer reveals the impact of fame on her marriage, her lifestyle and her ambitions
Cheryl Cole may appear to have a dream lifestyle – amazing career, stunning looks, supportive friends – but things are never quite what they seem
The Girls Aloud signer admits that rumours over husband Ashley‘s affairs have made her wary and it it still difficult to trust him.
‘I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t trust anybody in life except my mother and my dogs,’ she said candidly during an interview with The Sunday Times.
‘I’m scared to let people know how much they mean to me.’
She won the competition last year with Alexandra Burke, but came in for a lot of criticism over her tears and touchy-feely approach.
‘This year I think I’ll be less [emotionally] involved,’ she told the paper. ‘I’ve got the boys and there was something about them being young girls – I felt responsible for them.’
She is also hopeful that her solo career will continue to push her career to new heights.
‘It’s exciting and scary doing my own stuff. Growing up… I always wanted to be in a band because it’s a form of protection being in a little gang.’
But perhaps the 26-year-old’s greatest role is yet to come – being a mum.
She confesses, ‘Having a baby is important to me because I’m from a big family. I feel like all this that I do is just make-believe and at the end of the make-believe I will always have my family.’
Fingers crossed 2010 brings you everything you want Cheryl!