While some celebrities are content to let rumours and reports regarding their personal lives pass without comment, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has never been one to shy away from a sensitive topic.
Having previously batted away suggestions that she was set to start a family, the former Girls Aloud star has once again insisted that kids aren’t a part of her plans right now, or in the near-future.
Opening up to reporters for The Sun On Sunday this weekend, the 32-year-old X Factor judge said: “I have 12 nieces and nephews of all ages and I love them all to bits, but it’s exhausting. Any aunt knows one of the best things is that after all your fun, you can hand them back to their parents.”
The star, who wed restaurateur Jean-Bernard last year following a whirlwind romance, added: “I’m enjoying life as an aunt – that’s not changing anytime soon.”
The topic was raised following reports that the couple were preparing to start a family, having recently bought their first marital home together in London.
After finding herself at the centre of baby rumours last year, shortly after friend and former band mate Kimberley Walsh welcomed a son, Cheryl moved swiftly to put an end to the reports.
“My biggest care outside of work right now is that everyone is happy and healthy. Family, friends, loved ones and dogs – not necessarily in that particular order!” she said.
The star is currently focusing on the new season of The X Factor, which is set to air in the autumn.