Sunday 19 November 2017

Cheryl 'brought to tears' by ex-husband Ashley Cole's well wishes over new baby

Ashley and Cheryl Cole attend the Universal Party following the Brit Awards 2009 at the Claridge's Hotel on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Ashley and Cheryl Cole attend the Universal Party following the Brit Awards 2009 at the Claridge's Hotel on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
England footballer Ashley Cole and his partner Cheryl Tweedy walk to the shops on June 26, 2006 in Baden-Baden, Germany.
Singer Cheryl Tweedy of Girls Aloud and Footballer Ashley Cole pose in front of a Rolls Royce as they promote National Lottery's new Dream Number in Jasmine Studios on July 11, 2006.
(L-R) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne attend the Global Gift Gala Photocall at the Hotel Georges V on May 09, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl Cole and Ashley Cole attend Sarah Harding's birthday at Kanaloa Nightclub on November 21, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole attend the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne at Salmontini restarant on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Singer Cheryl Tweedy of Girls Aloud and Footballer Ashley Cole pose in front of a Rolls Royce as they promote National Lottery's new Dream Number in Jasmine Studios on July 11, 2006.
Cheryl cradles her baby bump
Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl
Cheryl and Liam Payne
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Cheryl was reportedly "brought to tears" over her ex-husband's well wishes after she welcomed her first child.

The Fight For This Love singer (33) gave birth to a little boy with boyfriend Liam Payne (23) last month and has been inundated with congratulatory messages from friends, family and A-listers alike.

Cheryl Cole and Ashley Cole attend Sarah Harding's birthday at Kanaloa Nightclub on November 21, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
Cheryl Cole and Ashley Cole attend Sarah Harding's birthday at Kanaloa Nightclub on November 21, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)

But it was a note from her ex-husband Ashley Cole, whom she was married to for four years from 2006 to 2010, that hit home for her.

The former couple split due to his infidelities and he has since moved on and has a one-year-old son with girlfriend Sharon Canu.

"(He) wished Cheryl and Liam only happiness in their future," a source told Closer magazine.

"He told Cheryl how lucky her son is to have her and he always knew she'd make an amazing mum."

"(Ashley’s) message brought (Cheryl) to tears and she admitted it finally felt like closure for their relationship."

Fatherhood seems to have softened Cole who shared a heartfelt message for his son on social for his birthday last month.

Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Liam Payne and Cheryl attending The Fayre of St James's Church on November 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

"Every day I wake up to the most beautiful thing I could ever dream of: a son that makes my heart melt, a son that never stops smiling, a son that can make me laugh no matter what kind of mood I'm in.

"A son that I'm proud of, a son I watch fall asleep because I never want to leave him, a son who reminded me what's most important in life. Happy 1st birthday son I will always be with you forever."

Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl
Liam Payne posted this image of his new son online shortly after the birth of his son with Cheryl

The former premier league footballer isn't the only famous face to gift the new parents - Khloe Kardashian, who Cheryl met when they worked on X Factor USA together in 2012, reportedly sent her a baby hamper filled with goods from Harrods department store, believed to be worth nearly €6,000.

Cheryl was vocal about her admiration of Khloe when they first met, saying: "Sometimes in life you come across people you just connect with, that was exactly how I felt when I met Khloe… I felt I knew her already.

"She has such a big heart and a very special soul."

While Cheryl wouldn't comment on her pregnancy, only revealing one image of her holding her large bump days before the new arrival, former Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding said she had been really wanting a family since Kimberley Walsh welcomed her first child in 2014.

Cheryl cradles her baby bump
Cheryl cradles her baby bump

"Cheryl’s been broody for years. I think she’s wanted a baby since Kimberley first fell pregnant. Cheryl has achieved a lot in her career but becoming a mum was always her ultimate goal."

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