Kimberley Walsh opens up about 'pregnant' best friend Cheryl
Kimberley Walsh has broken her silence on her best friend Cheryl's pregnancy rumours.
The Girls Aloud singer, who's expecting her second child with partner Justin Scott, said her pal hasn't asked her purposely to avoid addressing the rumours head-on, but rather she's keeping quiet out of respect for their friendship.
"It's not that I'm not allowed to...it's just, she's my best friend. I don't want to talk about her anyway," she told The Mirror.
Speaking at the Pride of Britain awards, she echoed to the Daily Star she's thrilled for her longtime friend.
"Yes, I'm really happy that she's happy. I don't really want to go into too much detail on that because I feel it's something that she should speak about, but to know she's happy makes me happy," she added.
Reports that Cheryl (33) is expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne (23) have been following the couple for months.
Last week, her divorce from French restaurateur was finalised. The pair had been broken up for a year and ended their marriage after just 18 months.
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Meanwhile, the Promise This singer has been unveiled as the new ambassador for Chidlline.
The charity hopes that her high television profile will be more accessible to young people who suffer from mental health and well-being problems, but do not know how to get support.
"Life can be hard sometimes, especially whilst you're growing up, and everyone deserves someone to talk to and help make sense of it all," she said.
"No young person should ever feel afraid, confused or alone so if that's how you are feeling then please get in touch with them (Childline) by phone or online."
Latest Childline figures show almost a quarter increase (22%) in counselling sessions provided for girls aged 12-18 suffering personal issues such as low self-esteem, depression and self-harm over the last three years - a jump from 31,221 to 38,155.
The charity reports that the number of these sessions for girls who express suicidal feelings has risen by almost a third (28%) .
"As a teenager I was aware of Childline, but like so many others I mistakenly thought it was just for young kids.
"The reality is that it doesn't matter whether you are at primary, secondary school or college, or how big or small your problem is, Childline is there for you."