Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: I don't care what people think of me
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini doesn't care what people think of her.
The 32-year-old pop beauty has developed thick skin since she first found fame with Girls Aloud and has learnt not to allow criticism to bother her.
Asked if public scrutiny causes her to stress, Cheryl explained: "I'm too far through the mill for that. You get slapped so many times, at some point it just stops hurting."
Cheryl is currently working on her fifth solo album and has revealed she is relishing the experience of making new music following a two-year break.
She said: "I'm excited, I'm ready to go again. I'm just working on different sounds and figuring stuff out at the moment. Am I nervous? Nah. Not now. Now I do it because I enjoy it. I'm not fearful of it. It's what I love. That's the reason to do it."
Cheryl did, however, admit she relishes the support of her loyal fans, many of whom have followed her since she starred in Girls Aloud.
She told Mirror Online: "I love them. I love them even when they've got an opposite opinion and they don't like what I'm doing, I listen to them. We have a close relationship."
Meanwhile, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, Cheryl's estranged husband, recently admitted he has found it "hard" to cope with their high-profile split.
However, the entrepreneur insisted he bears no hard feelings towards the pop star, who has subsequently started dating One Direction singer Liam Payne.
Jean-Bernard also confessed that he has started seeing "someone else", although he refused to name his new love interest.
He said: "It's been a tough year, I'm trying to move on. I'll never think badly of her. She is a great girl. I'm still a married man, but there is someone else."