Cheryl has taken to social media to slam claims her mum was involved in her and Liam Payne’s split.
Reports claimed Cheryl’s mum Joan “got in the way” of the duo’s relationship, as the pair announced they had called time on their romance after two-and-a-half years together on Sunday.
But following the shock allegations, Cheryl has now confirmed once and for all that Joan had zero to do with the end of their romance – and shunned the reports as “false”.
“I hate responding to stuff, especially at such a difficult time,” she wrote to her 6.43 million followers. “But I cannot sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam.
“I don’t know why they involve her in stories about me. I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it.”
A source told the MailOnlne that Cheryl’s mum was “part of the problem” when it came to the pair’s relationship, and used her “as a messenger”.
Liam Payne is seen back in the UK for the first time since his holiday with Cheryl [Flynet]
Cheryl added: “I am a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life. She is a soft and kind woman, who doesn’t deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her.”
A source added to The Sun: “Cheryl isn’t pleased her mum’s been dragged into this when it’s nothing to do with her.
“The reports are rubbish and totally untrue. It’s upsetting for everyone reading them.”
They said: “Joan has nothing to do with the split. She has been busy in Newcastle with the rest of her family.
“She has an extended family in Newcastle so has been incredibly busy there. It is unfair she is being blamed.”
The couple both posted a message on social media that read: “We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make.
“We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”