“I am learning that I can be absolutely fine without anybody, just me by myself. I’m learning to be happy just with me,” so says Cheryl, who, after a year’s break from social media to take time to be with her 4-year-old son, Bear, who she shares withLiam Payne, is back! The day before our interview, the former Girls Aloudsinger posted on Instagram for the first time in over a year, “We back **all covid tested” and immediately garnered over 250,000 likes from her 3.5million followers, proving that the nation has indeed missed our favourite Geordie lass.
GLAMOUR was one of a select few who were granted an audience with the 37-year-old icon at the exclusive Corinthia Hotel in London for the latest episode of My Glamifesto for Life.
Cheryl – who is going only by her first name these days, such is her star-wattage – is the new brand ambassador for Feel, a health and nutrition start-up who produce supplements that cater from everything from daily multivitamins to promoting joint care, skin nourishment and restful sleep. “I want to ensure that my body has consistent energy and nutrients it needs, particularly with such a busy lifestyle juggling motherhood and my career,” Cherly says..
But Cheryl – renowned for her dedication to health and wellness – is not only the (pretty) face of the brand, but an equity business partner with the startup company too.
Incredibly zen and as charming as ever, constantly apologising for outside noise interrupting our filming (not your fault pet!) Cheryl still has the, ahem, X Factoras she glides into the suite at the Corinthia hotel all petite and doll-like and with incredibly glowing skin. We chat about everything from how she meditatesfor an hour – yes an hour! – a day, how taking time out from social media has impacted her health, her love of a fake lash, what she’s most looking forward to post the pandemic to how she’s raising her son – her greatest achievement – to combat sexism.
Over to you Cheryl…
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What is your daily mantra?
Cheryl: My daily mantra is, I am at peace, I am happy, I am well.
What is your instant mood booster?
My instant mood booster is coffee!
What are you most looking forward to after the pandemic?
Cheryl: I am most looking forward to hugs. Guilt-free hugs, lots of hugs. And just being able to be with friends and family at will, whenever you want.
What is the best thing that you’ve learned in this past year?
Cheryl: The best thing that I’ve learned in the past year is having a break from social media is really, really healthy for your mind.
What makes you feel passionate?
Cheryl: What makes me feel passionate is helping others. Very passionate.
What is your one fail safe health hack?
Cheryl: My one fail safe health hack is consistently supplementing [with Feel] daily. Consistency is the keyword.
Who or what can you not live without?
Cheryl: Who or what can I not live without? I am learning that I can be absolutely fine without anybody, just me by myself. I’m learning to be happy just with me.
What does GLAMOUR mean to you?
When do you feel the most glam?
When do I feel the most glam? Me, personally? I like to be dressed up! [laughs] I like a hairdo and a fake lash! ha! I feel the most glam when I have something comfortable on and a nice hairdo and yes, I do love a fake lash. I’m not going to lie.
Who do you turn to for advice?
Cheryl: Who do I turn to for advice? I’m learning to turn to myself for advice. It’s all in the process.
What’s your biggest achievement in the whole of life?
Cheryl: My biggest achievement in the whole of life is becoming a mother.
How do you deal with failure?
Cheryl: I deal with failure by learning, from whatever mistake I made.
What is the best way to clap back against misogyny?
Cheryl: The best way to clap back at misogyny is to raise a man that sees everybody equally, man, and woman, and kills it in the world, in that mindset. In this day and age anyway.
What is your current top of your playlist song?
Cheryl: My favourite song of the moment? My favourite song of the moment is Jessie Ware, Remember Where You Are.
What was the one book that changed your life?
Cheryl: Oh, now you’re asking questions. The one book that changed my life is Dolores Cannon, New Earth.
What is the quirkiest thing that you do in the name of wellness?
Quirkiest thing I’d do in the name of wellness is I meditate sometimes over an hour.
And finally, what do you want your legacy to be?
Cheryl: I want my legacy to be that I did enough in the world to help as many others as I could.
And that’s my Glamifesto for life!