Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is the new confirmed girlfriend of One Direction's Liam Payne.
The interweb is lighting up right now because One Direction band member Liam Payne changed his Instagram profile image to a black and white photo of him with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
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That is all it takes to push his 8.9m followers on Instagram in a frenzy, but who is Cheryl Fernandez-Versini? In the UK she is a house hold name.
32-year-old Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a British singer, dancer and TV personality. She is also known by just Cheryl or Cheryl Cole.
She became famous as band member of the girl group Girls Aloud, which scored a Brit Award in 2009. After the band split, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini pursued a solo career. She succeeded to become the first British female singer to have five number one hits in the UK charts. The entertainer is also a judge on the UK X Factor.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was married to football player Ashley Cole from 2006 until September 2010, which explains her time as Cheryl Cole. She is actually born as Cheryl Ann Tweedy. How come she is called now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini? She was married to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who is a French business man stemming from a wealthy family. He keeps a low profile.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is 10 years older than Liam Payne, which will hurt all the young female fans of One Direction. Will Cheryl Fernandez-Versini soon be called Cheryl Payne? It is definitely an easier name to sign with.