This is really sad to hear.
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First there was Cheryl Tweedy. Then there was Cheryl Cole. Now, it's just Cheryl.
That's because it was reported on Wednesday that the 32-year-old pop star will be going simply by her first name Cheryl starting next month.
Apparently, Cheryl wants to rebrand herself following her breakup with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and will make her mononym debut at the Global Gift Gala in Paris this May.
A source close to the X Factor judge confirmed the name change to Daily Mirror, saying:
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she is quitting the popular singing competition series to focus on her music career!
The former Girls Aloud singer told reporters that she broke the news to Simon last week over dinner in El Lay — and her boss completely supported her decision!
Speaking to The Daily Mail, the 32-year-old had only nice things to say about the series and working with the music mogul, but admitted she "missed making music."
Ah, young love!
"I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. They were on good form. They're like two little chipmunks madly in love. Literally, they were so cute."
Wow. Who knew the 56-year-old would be gushing this much about the couple??
Simon also added he "didn't have a clue" about the two's relationship until the news broke, but he confessed:
Apparently not everyone is entirely okay with this age gap.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini previously seemed to defend the ten-year difference between her and new boo, Liam Payne, and while the One Direction star has kept mum, his cousin was more than happy to dish his thoughts!
In an interview with New! magazine, Ross Harris admitted that their decade gap is "a little bit weird."
But he made sure to explain, "if it works, it works."
At least their blossoming relationship is accepted! Hopefully the rest of Liam's fam feels the same way.
Ross also continued to share his thoughts on the singer's new GF:
On Wednesday, the 22-year-old's new tattoo sleeve was shared to Instagram by the man behind the ink, Nikko Hurtado.
Oh, and did we also mention that the boy bander was also seen with some filled-in ink on his left hand, nearly matching Cheryl's rose-covered booty ink??
'Cause it really seems like he did!!
First Nikko posted:
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is totally responding to her haters!
You know, just in case you didn't get the point from the last quote she put on her IG account!
This time, the 32-year-old quoted:
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini isn't keeping quiet!
Plenty of people have taken to the internet to bash the brunette beauty about her relationship with the One Direction alum, especially focusing on the fact that she's ten years old than him.
Well, the 32-year-old has had ENOUGH.
On Thursday, the singer took to Instagram to pen a powerful message to all the trolls out there — particularly the women.
She shared a photo of a quote that read:
"Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another."
But the Girls Aloud member REALLY got into it in the caption, explaining that she doesn't understand why women attack each other, writing: