The 26-year-old pop star, Cheryl Cole, is back and she has marked the end of her hibernation period with an amazing photoshoot in the new issue of fashion UK magazine Harper’s Bazaar.
Cheryl Cole stayed under the public radar as much as possible in early 2010, after her very public marriage breakdown in which her husband Ashley Cole was rumoured to have slept with at least five other women.
After being named as named the World’s Sexiest Woman by men’s magazine FHM earlier this week, Cheryl told Harper’s that she has no concrete plans on her future and just wants to ‘go with the flow.’
Inside, the singer is featured in a selection of revealing couture outfits looking every inch the classical beauty. All of which must leave estranged husband Ashley, 29, wondering just why he cheated on The X Factor judge in the first place.
She told the Harper’s Bazaar: “I don’t set myself goals as in what I wanted to achieve by 2010 or in ten years time – I feel like I’ve been lucky and blessed enough to achieved what I have up to now.”
‘I’m happy with my lot; anything from now is a bonus – anything I do do I’m going to give 100 per cent – I always will. But, I don’t have anything planned – I just go with the flow.’
Earlier this month estranged husband Ashley Cole attemped to woo back his ex-wife had been in vain. Despite his efforts, Miss Cole is said to be preparing to ‘divorce Ashley with dignity’ and had started making plans to end her three-and-a-half-year marriage.
The defender and Mrs Cole were married in July 2006 at a lavish ceremony in Hertfordshire. But just 18 months later the marriage was first thrown into turmoil when he was alleged to have cheated with hairdresser Aimee Walton in 2008. It appeared they had repaired their relationship but the marriage collapsed after it was alleged Cole had cheated on Mrs Cole again, this time with football club secretary Vicki Gough.
A number of other women also came forward with claims of Cole’s philandering. He has recently recovered from a broken ankle and is now preparing for the World Cup in South Africa, which begins in June.
Cheryl Cole is now preparing for her first major concert tour as a solo artist. The pop-star will support American band ‘The Black Eyed Peas’ on their European tour, which starts on May 1st in Irish capital Dublin.
In a behind-the-scenes interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the L’Oreal model says she likes what everyone else sees when looking at herself in the mirror.
Chuffed with her lot, even first thing in the morning, the confident 26-year-old star says: “When I look in the mirror every morning, I never go yuck. What I see is a successful woman doing what she loves doing and being herself.”
However, the X Factor judge with seemingly no flaws reveals that she can be ‘skanky’ at times. “My best thing to laze around at home in is a pair of pyjamas – I have been known to be a little bit skanky and wear the same pyjamas I woke up in… for like six hours,” she said.
Draped in diamante and wearing clothes by Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Karl Lagerfeld, Cheryl Cole said she’s no shopaholic like rival wag Victoria Beckham. “I tend to shop online – mostly online, to be honest, because I actually feel the whole thing of shopping actually really stressful. Just the lighting in dressing rooms makes you depressed for some reason,” she said.
With eight months still to go in 2010, the X Factor Judge admits she hasn’t made any set plans. She explained: “I don’t set myself goals as in what I wanted to achieve by 2010 or in ten years time – I feel like I’ve been lucky and blessed enough to achieved what I have up to now.”
“I’m happy with my lot; anything from now is a bonus – anything I do do I’m going to give 100 per cent – I always will. But, I don’t have anything planned – I just go with the flow,” she added.
Mrs Cole also appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List. Thanks to her advertising deals with L’Oreal and Coke Zero, the singer has seen her wealth increase by 150 per cent to £10 million since last year. She was said to have been paid £1.2 million to judge the last series of The X Factor, which saw her protoge Joe McElderry win the title.