She's determined to put her recent marriage heartbreak behind her by playing an important role at her former Girls Aloud bandmate's wedding.
The 32 year old singer and her former bandmate Nicola Roberts are set to be the two bridesmaids at Kimberley’s wedding to Justin Scott, her partner of 11 years, at the end of January in a romantic ceremony in Barbados.
A source told The Sun: “Kimberley sorted the date for her wedding ages ago and Cheryl is going to be there to ensure the big day goes to plan. She's played a huge part in the preparations and being involved had at least provided her with a bit of a distraction from her own troubles.”
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be a bridesmaid at Kimberly Walsh's wedding
Kimberley and Justin, a former member of the boyband Triple 8, have a one year old son Bobby together, and are apparently set to invite Nicola and Cheryl on their honeymoon after the ceremony.
The three have remained friends since Girls Aloud officially split up in 2013, more than ten years since they were formed on ‘Popstars: The Rivals’. It isn’t known if Sarah Harding or Nadine Coyle, the other two members of the band, will be attending the wedding.
Cheryl, a judge on ‘The X Factor’, has been keeping a low profile over the last few weeks as details of the disintegration of her marriage to French chef Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have emerged.
The Mirror has claimed that the split effectively happened in August, with ‘irreconcilable differences’ cited as the reason. A source told the paper: “In the end Cheryl realised she had married too soon and had been swept away by a bit of a whirlwind romance.”
“Over time it became clear to each of them that they were very different people and from very different worlds… …they are now focusing on making sure they stay friends. The divorce is amicable and they have both said they will always be there for each other.”