‘I’m NOT a victim’: Cheryl Cole insists she is ‘strong, happy and settled’ as she opens up about Ashley’s infidelity in chic new shoot
She found herself hitting the headlines back in 2008 when it was revealed her then-husband Ashley had been unfaithful.
But now Cheryl Cole is determined to let people know that she has moved on from the drama, and is happier than ever with her new boyfriend Tre Holloway.
Cheryl opened up about how her life has changed following Ashley’s actions as she posed for a chic new shoot in Britain’s Glamour magazine.
‘I’m absolutely NOT a victim’: Cheryl Cole has insisted she is ‘strong. happy and settled’ while posing for a chic new shoot in Britain’s Glamour magazine
Happier times: Cheryl was left devastated by Ashley’s infidelity back in 2010
She said: ‘I’m not unlucky in love or anything else.
‘And I’m absolutely not a victim. I’m strong, happy and settled – and I really don’t give a s**t any more.’
However, Cheryl did also add that she found it difficult in the early stages of her relationship with dancer Tre, because she felt as though she was being unfaithful to Ashley.
She said: ‘It takes a long time after you’ve been with someone as long as I was (with Ashley) not to feel like you’re cheating on them.
‘That may sound crazy, but it’s the way I felt after him. I had completely committed myself.’
But now Cheryl is doing her best to move on with Tre, who was less than a household name before he started dating the Under The Sun singer.
Speaking about whether she prefers dating someone ‘normal’, or someone famous, Cheryl said: ‘Dating someone who’s not in the industry can be difficult but dating someone in the limelight has its own problems.
Svelte: Cheryl also opened up about being a victim of internet trolls, labelling comments about her weight ‘bullying in the workplace’
‘Everything is intensified. If I fell in love with a binman I’d be happy but if I fell in love some really famous man I feel like that would belong to the media.’
As well as talking about her love life, Cheryl, who is seen in a variety of fun and flirty outfits in the pages of Glamour, spoke about how she has coped at the hands of internet trolls, who have even resorted to calling the pint-sized singer ‘fat’.
And referring to the abuse she has received on social networking sites, Cheryl said: ‘You can’t call someone who’s a size six fat.
‘An average woman is a size ten to 12, so if you’re calling me fat because I’m a size six, and I have never ever been bigger than an eight, you’re causing women some serious issues.
‘When you’re on the receiving end of it, it’s nothing short of bullying in the workplace.’
Moving on: Cheryl is now in a happy relationship with dancer Tre Holloway