Cheryl has candidly opened up about life as a single mum to her two-year-old son Bear, who she shares with former One Direction singer Liam Payne, and her plans to have more children.
A year on from her split from Liam - who she revealed is an 'great dad' and has a much more 'softer approach' when it comes to discipline - the former Girls Aloud star has revealed that motherhood has completely changed her attitude on having to be in a relationship, living life in the public eye and her mental health.
In a candid interview with Stella magazine, she explained: "Everything changed for me from the moment Bear was born. My old brain came out of my head, and all my worries, anxieties and feelings of emptiness went, and a new brain replaced it. I knew the word “fulfilled” but I’d never known what that felt like."
Cheryl was then asked about if she worried about facing life as a single mum, especially as Liam recently revealed that he wouldn't be fighting for joint custody of his son because 'babies want their mum - I would never have wanted to get in the way of that'.
"How can I say that when I’m so fortunate compared to so many others?," she replied.
"I have made good money. I’m not extravagant. I have a nice lifestyle and I spend money on lovely holidays with my family. As a kid, we didn’t go on holiday. First-class travel wasn’t a treat for us; popcorn at Metroland [an amusement park in Newcastle] was. I didn’t know there were differences in aeroplane classes – it was all beyond us."
The former X Factor judge, 35, also explained that she is open to exploring other routes when it comes to having more children, stating that she doesn't necessarily need to be in a relationship to expand her family.
"You don’t necessarily need to be in a relationship. I’ve got a friend who has had two children using donors. Not everything has to be conventional," she said.
"You can spend ages looking for the right man, waiting for the perfect time to get pregnant, then the right man might turn out to be the wrong man. There are definitely other routes I would consider."