Cheryl says becoming a mother is the reason why her face has changed so drastically
Cheryl Tweedy says that birth changed her "whole body, even face" after speculation about her appearance over the weekend.
The former Girls Aloud singer (35) welcomed son Bear in March of last year and has adopted an increasingly low profile since, making only a handful of public appearances over the last year. Fans were quick to notice the differences in her face, both in her Love Made Me Do It music video, and on Saturday as she made her way to a breakfast radio interview, sporting a short crimped black bob and a fuller face.
In a new interview with The Sunday Times Style magazine, her first in four years, she told the publication that she no longer cares so much about her physical appearance and that becoming a mother changed her.
"My whole body, even my face, everything's changed since Bear was born.But I feel like I'm better than who I was. I don't care what my body looks like in that respect. I'm not obsessive about it," she said.
"I created a life! I'm amazed by myself. And I'm kinder to myself because of it. I focus less on my insecurities, because they're so much less relevant."
She has since returned to her maiden name Tweedy, after changing her surname during her marriages to footballer Ashley Cole and restaurateur Jean Bernard-Fernandez Versini, to which she admits, "I've had too many surnames - that's just the crazy choices I've made along the way."
Motherhood hasn't just changed her physically, but emotionally, as she says she's "found the man of my dreams" in her infant son.
“You can’t rely on someone to make you happy," she says. "In the past, I was looking for someone to fix things. But I’ve come to that point in my life where I’m a happy person. I might want somebody else to be in my life, but if they don’t want to be in your life, what are you supposed to do?”